Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Chinese counterpart met in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday.
After holding a one-to-one meeting with China’s Wang Yi, Cavusoglu said that Ankara would like to see Chinese President Xi Jinping visit Turkey and that the two countries take their relations to a level of strategic partnership.
Cavusoglu said a comprehensive consultation mechanism meeting between the two foreign ministers will be at a future date.
The two ministers then held an inter-delegations meeting.
Following the meeting, Cavusoglu said on Twitter that they discussed the potential of economic cooperation on the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
He said the two countries will enhance cooperation on vaccine efforts and fight against pandemic.
“Conveyed our sensitivity and thoughts on Uyghur Turks,” he added.
Wang is on a visit to Turkey from Wednesday till Friday, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
He is also expected to be received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later in the day.
*Contributions and writing by Sena Guler