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Friday, 01 July 2022 11:41 GMT

Colombian leader acclaims Turkiye for stating Bogota 'strategic partner'


(MENAFN) The leader of the South American country acclaimed Ankara for stating Bogota a "strategic partner", since Turkiye and Colombia are eager on improving their two-sided ties.

Ivan Duque informed Anadolu Agency in an interview during a trip to Istanbul, where he landed on Friday and is going to stay till Sunday "I certainly applaud it and we're very pleased and honored."

Duque's trip, at the invitation of Turkish Leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, indicates the first trip to Turkiye by a Colombian leader since 11 years, after his precursor Juan Manuel Santos reached the nation.

Duque added "Bilateral trade has been increasing dynamically. We have now a trade balance that is above USD500 million, which is very positive."

He went on that both nations have the ability to focus on inking a contract to stay away from double taxation "If we start searching for common opportunities, this is a win-win", stressing that Turkiye and Colombia could double this number in the next years.

He continued "I'm also very happy to see that there's Turkish investment in infrastructure, renewable energy, retail, airlines, and we just want this flow to keep on coming to Colombia. But, at the same time, we want Colombia to be able to access the Turkish market."

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