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Kazakhstan and Turkey discussed issues of resuming flights

photo of the press service of RK MFA
On August 7, in Ankara, a Kazakh delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yeraly Tugzhanov held a meeting with the Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey Fahrettin Koca, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the Telegram of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

At the instruction of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan discussed the issue of resuming international flights between Kazakhstan and Turkey.

The parties agreed to take joint measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and further strengthen cooperation.

The Kazakh side also expressed gratitude to the Government of Turkey for the humanitarian assistance provided during the pandemic.

Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alexei Tsoi informed the Turkish side of the current situation with the COVID-19 epidemic in the republic. He noted that the situation in Kazakhstan has stabilized and is under control.

Following the talks, Minister of Health of the TR F. Koca assured that this issue would be included in the agenda of the next meeting of the Scientific Council on Combating Coronavirus in Turkey, and expressed hope for an early resolution of this issue, taking into account the positive trends in the situation with coronavirus in Kazakhstan.

On August 7, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu on the issue of suspension of flights between Kazakhstan and Turkey.

The Turkish Foreign Minister assured that this decision is not related to the bilateral relations of fraternal peoples, and the decision to resume regular flights will be considered at the next meeting of the State Commission of the TR.

At the same time, the Ambassador of Turkey to Kazakhstan Ufuk Ekici was invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and was asked to inform the Government of Kazakhstan in advance about such decisions of the Turkish side.

Earlier it was reported that the Turkish authorities told Air Astana that for two weeks our citizens would be banned from entering the country.
16:42, 8 August 2020
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