Turkey expects Ukrainian business to take more active steps to develop joint projects and the Government of Ukraine – to sign a bilateral free trade agreement.
“There is a very important issue – signing the free trade agreement between Turkey and Ukraine,” Rusen Cetin, Chairman of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) at the Turkey-Ukraine Business Council, said.
In recent years, the Ukraine-Turkey annual trade has reached about $5 billion.
“At the same time, the foreign trade balance is in Ukraine’s favor. Turkey exports goods and services to the tune of $2.3 billion to Ukraine a year, while Ukraine – $2.7 billion a year,” he specified.
As the DEIK chairman assured, Turkey was open to Ukrainian companies, favored by the geographical location of the two countries.
However, according to Cetin, Ukrainian business does not enter Turkey actively.
“We expect more vigorous actions from the Ukrainian side now. After all, we can cooperate not only on drones. There are opportunities in Ukraine, there are opportunities in Turkey, but we need to go further and engage in practical efforts, implementation of projects,” he said. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)