Turkey – Paraguay Political Relations
Our bilateral relations with Paraguay have remained limited for many years because of the geographical distance that Paraguay was not interested in foreign policy issues other than regional issues and generally a closed policy monitoring between 1954-1989. However, in recent years, we have gained more attention in the region of Latin America and Caribbean expansion policy, opening new embassies, carrying out technical cooperation projects with TIKA channels and establishing relations with regional organizations have accelerated our relations with Paraguay.
From Paraguay to our country, two visits have been made so far to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Conversation Paraguay Foreign Minister Leila Rachid visited our country between 15-17 March 2006, and the Visa Waiver Agreement was signed during the visit.
Paraguay Foreign Minister Alejandro Hamed Franco came to my country as an invitation to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey on March 6-7, 2009 and signed the Commercial Cooperation Agreement during the visit.
On January 31, 2017, our Minister made her first visit to Paraguay at the level of Foreign Minister and met with Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga and President of the House of Representatives Hugo Velazquez. The Visit and the Air Transport Agreement with Friendship and Cooperation Agreement were also signed.
Our Embassy in Buenos Aires is accredited to Paraguay. We also have two Honorary Consulates in Paraguay, in the cities of Asuncion and Ciudad del Este. Paraguay has an Honorary Consulate in Ankara.