ANKARA 

Turkey’s parliament speaker on Monday met his Zimbabwean counterpart, urging two countries to deepen economic relations in every field.

“I think that we should make mutual efforts to deepen our bilateral economic relations in every field and diversify them with new cooperation and investment opportunities,” Mustafa Sentop said during his meeting with Zimbabwe’s Jacob Francis Mudenda.

Encouraging businesses to strengthen economic ties, Sentop added: “I hope that your visit to Turkey will be fruitful and beneficial in this context and will be beneficial for our political, economic, cultural and human relations,” he added.

Mudenda, for his part, thanked Sentop for his hospitality.

The aim of my visit is to strengthen the inter-parliamentary relations between the two countries, he said.

Following the meeting, Mudenda toured parts of the Turkish parliament building that were bombed during the defeated coup of July 15, 2016.

The Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup, which killed 251 people and injured nearly 2,200 others.

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