During a working visit to the Republic of Turkey on November 29, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal met with the Minister of Industry and Technology of Turkey Mustafa Varank.
Deputy Prime Minister Oleh Urusky, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii and other government officials visited the meeting as well.
The Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine and Turkey have a strong potential in the field of trade cooperation: "I believe that with the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between our countries, we will double this potential from $ 5 billion in annual turnover today to $ 10 billion that we can reach together".
Denys Shmyhal offered to Mr. Mustafa Varank to resume regular meetings of the Joint Ukrainian-Turkish Group for Coordination of Strategic Cooperation in the Field of Military-Industrial Complex. According to the Head of the Government of Ukraine, this will allow to effectively implement the agreements reached at the level of the Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey.
According to the Prime Minister, Ukraine is interested in collaboration with Turkey in the trade, economic, scientific and technical spheres.
For his part, the Minister of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey commended the significant investment and resource potential of Ukraine. Mr. Mustafa Varank stressed that the Agreement between Ukraine and the EU opens up new opportunities for Ukrainian products in European markets.