Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he hopes that Ukraine and Turkey will sign a free trade agreement soon.
He said this at a joint briefing with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.
“Cooperation between our countries is extremely rich. We will hold the eighth meeting of the Ukraine-Turkey High-Level Strategic Council in Kyiv at the end of the year. We have agreed on the further expansion of trade, economic and investment cooperation. In 2018 our bilateral trade amounted to over $4 billion. I’m sure that’s far from the limit of our potential. The implementation of joint projects and the liberalization of bilateral trade will help realize this potential,” Zelensky said.
He also said that Erdogan had assured him that trade between Ukraine and Turkey could reach $10 billion.
“The conclusion of a free trade agreement will also facilitate this. I hope that our parties are able to reach a compromise on this issue as soon as possible and prepare all the necessary documents,” Zelensky said. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)