30 Jul 2007

Envoy wants closer ties between Turkey and Tonga

4:46 am on 30 July 2007

A Special Representative of Turkey is in Tonga

to discuss it's application to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2009.

Nezihi Ozkaya told Radio Tonga there is a need to build a more concrete relationship between the two nations.

He says there are other areas where Turkey can lend a hand to build the bilateral ties with Tonga.

Mr Ozkaya says one of their intentions is to approach the Pacific Islands Forum with the intention of becoming a dialogue partner.

The meeting is due to be held in Tonga this year.