India-Türkiye Foreign Office Consultations held

Jun 11: The 11th round of India-Türkiye Foreign Office Consultations (FoC) was held on 10 June 2022 in Ankara. The consultations were co-chaired by Shri Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), and H.E. Mr. Sedat Önal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye. The last round of FoC was held in New Delhi in May 2019.

During the consultations, both sides undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral relations. Both sides appreciated that commercial ties were on an upward trajectory with bilateral trade exceeding US$ 10 billion in 2021-2022. Indian companies are present in Türkiye’s automobile, pharma, and IT sectors. While Türkiye’s companies were seeing opportunities in India’s infrastructure and engineering sectors. Both sides agreed to further economic, cultural, and people-to-people relations.

The two sides also exchanged views on regional and global issues, including Ukraine and the Indo-Pacific. They also agreed to commemorate 75 years of bilateral diplomatic relations in a befitting manner.

The talks were held in a spirit of understanding and frankness. Both sides agreed to hold the next round of consultations in India on mutually convenient dates next year.

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