BEIRUT: Turkey’s ambassador said Tuesday his country had a special interest in Lebanon, with which it maintained historical ties.
Addressing master’s students majoring in diplomacy and strategic negotiations during an event at Lebanon’s Sagesse University, Inan Ozyildiz touched on bilateral ties between the two countries.
He said Turkey paid special attention to Lebanon, as shown in the cooperation in various fields between the countries.
The Turkish envoy detailed the democratic, social and economic transformations that the region, and particularly Turkey, was witnessing.
Ozyildiz also talked about Turkey’s foreign policy, especially with regard to the Middle East in light of the Arab Spring.
Former Minister Salim Sayegh, the coordinator of master’s programs in the faculty of political science at Sagesse, also talked about pacts between Lebanon and Turkey in several sectors.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 29, 2014, on page 4.