PM's discussion with Turkish Finance Minister productive, says Foreign Minister

ISTANBUL: The Prime Minister's discussion with the Turkish Finance Minister on Sunday morning (Oct 22) touched on current economic issues, economic cooperation, tourism, investment, and defence, says the Foreign Minister.

According to Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Mehmet Simsek exchanged views on current economic issues. They discussed the need for financial structural reforms at this time.

"Secondly, they looked at how bilateral trade relations could be enhanced more actively, covering various fields, including the tourism sector, which is a very significant sector for both countries," he said.

Anwar is currently in Istanbul for a two-day working visit to Turkiye. He is expected to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before departing for his next working visit to Egypt.

On defence, Zambry said discussions with the Turkish Finance Minister centred on the potential for both countries to embark on design and production joint ventures in the field. Turkey is seen as ready to provide stronger cooperation.

He said the discussion also touched on issues arising from the globalisation of the economy, with particular emphasis on regional or economic cooperation.

Developments concerning the Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza were also raised in the meeting, said Zambry.- Bernama

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