State visit of President of Turkey to India (30 April to 01 May, 2017)
April 30, 2017
- H.E. Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Republic of Turkey will be coming to India on a State Visit from April 30 to 01 May, 2017.
- This is the second visit of the President Erdoğan to India. Earlier he had visited India as prime Minister in 2008. He also has had substantive meetings with Prime Minister Modi on the margins of G 20 Summit in Antalya in 2015.
- During the visit, President Erdoğan is scheduled to arrive at New Delhi on 30 April. On 01 May morning, he will be given a ceremonial guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan followed by wreath laying by him at Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi, Raj Ghat. His other
engagements on that day include Delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Modi and a meeting with Hon’ble Rashtrapatiji, who will host a banquet in the honour of President Erdoğan. President Erdoğan will be conferred a Honorary degree (Honoris Causa) by Jamia
Milia Islamia University. Additionally, Hon’ble Vice President will call on President Erdoğan; there will also be a call on President Erdoğan by External Affairs Minister. President Erdoğan will leave Delhi on the night of 01 May.
- India and Turkey enjoy close, friendly and deep rooted ties dating back to several centuries. There are rich historical and cultural connections between our two countries in the field of art and architecture. Bilateral relations have been strengthened by
the exchange of visits of leaders of both countries in recent times. Hon’ble Rashtrapatiji Shri Pranab Mukherjee visited Turkey during October 2013. Prime Minister Modi visited Turkey for G-20 Summit in November 2015.
- Turkey and India enjoy strong economic ties. A large business delegation including about 100 representatives of Turkish Industry and business will accompany President Erdoğan. The India-Turkey Business Forum will meet during the visit.
- Bilateral Trade between the two countries stood at USD 6.4 billion. India’s main export products to Turkey are textiles and fabrics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastic products, machinery and automotives. There is scope for cooperation in other sectors
such as construction/infrastructure development, renewable energy, tourism and film shooting. A number of Indian companies have established their presence in Turkey through production facilities or project participation. Some Agreements/MoUs are currently
under negotiation between the two countries and will be signed during the visit.
April 30, 2017
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