Venezuelan president hails good relations with Turkey

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday hailed relations with Turkey with mementoes of his visit for Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential inauguration ceremony.

Maduro shared a series of tweets on relations with Turkey, complete with a video of Erdogan's inauguration on Monday, and a well-known 1970s song of a Turkish movie -- Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim -- playing in the background.

He called the inauguration day extraordinary, saying he met many businesspeople and worked to strengthen cooperation in the fields of mining, agriculture, and tourism.

He also called on all Turkish entrepreneurs and investors to expand these ties for the sake of development.

Today, Turkey and Venezuela embark on the path to prosperity and development. We cannot miss this opportunity, Maduro said.

He added: We have all the conditions to march together towards the happiness and well-being of our peoples. Long live the relations between Turkey and Venezuela!

Venezuela wants peace, development and mutual benefit, Maduro added.

Erdogan's re-election on June 24 marked Turkey's transition to an executive presidential system of government, doing away with the prime minister's post, among other changes.

Erdogan won an absolute majority in the presidential election with 52.5 percent of the vote, according to Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK).

Source: Anadolu Agency