Kyiv: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman, during which they discussed the implementation of the Agreement on a free trade zone between the countries.
"Kyiv and Ankara are ready to step up work on finalizing the Agreement on a free trade zone. This was discussed today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Prisoners during the meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council chaired by the Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of the agreement on mutual protection of investments and avoidance of double taxation are a good signal for business circles and businesses of both countries," Groysman said.
Today, October 9, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Their meeting in the format of tete-a-tete lasted more than two hours. After the meeting, the presidents issued an official statement condemning the oppression of the rights of people in the annexed Crimea. Poroshenko also noted that the trade turnover between Ukraine and Turkey rose by 20% over the past 6 months. According to him, he was satisfied with the results of the meeting with his Turkish counterpart.
For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured that Turkey did not recognize and recognize the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation and will continue to support the Crimean Tatars on the peninsula. He also noted that Turkey plans to withdraw trade with Ukraine to $10 billion.