News Center –TDO-India’s Ambassador to Turkey Sanjay Bhattacharyya and his spouse Ranu Bhattacharyya hosted a reception at Ankara Hilton Hotel on the occasion of Celebrating the 70th Rebublic Day of India.
The guest list of the reception included India’s Ambassador to Turkey Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Deputy Minister of Commerce Sezai Uçarmak , former Minister of Interior and AK Party Central Decision and Board of Directors (MKYK) Member Efkan Ala, Chief Auditor Şeref Malkoç, diplomatic mission chiefs and many other guests as well as local journalists.
India’s Ambassador to Turkey Sanjay Bhattacharyya made a speech at the reception and he pointed out that his country had a strong democracy and he added, "In our day the world needs India's sustainable rise."
Ambassador also said that bilateral relations between India and Turkey are getting stronger day by day. He said, “Our countries are both the cornerstones of the world economy, as well as members of the G-20. These two countries have power in regional and multilateral matters. We believe that with joint efforts made by both the two sides, our friendship will getting stronger.”
Reminding that 2019 is the150th anniversary of birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya invited all guest to take part in the events to be held in Ankara.
The Deputy Minister of Commerce Uçarmak also made a speech at the reception and he celebrated the Republic Day of the Indian people. Mr. Uçarmak said in his speech, "Despite the geographical distance between our countries, relations between India and Turkey have a deep-rooted history.”
"We will not forget the support of the people of India in the period when we carried out our Independence War," Deputy Minister of Commerce Sezai Uçarmak said. He also added that in recent years the two countries and their peoples have become closer in the film and tourism sectors."
Referring to the importance of economic relations between the two countries, Sezai Uçarmak said that their aim is raising the trade volume between India and Turkey to raise $ 10 billion until 2020.
The reception ended after the dance show of Takdim Art School students and samples of traditional Indian cuisine.