Ukraine, Turkey hold FTA talks in Ankara

Ukraine and Turkey are holding talks in Ankara on the signing of a free trade agreement, the Embassy of Ukraine in Turkey has reported on its Twitter account.

"Another round of negotiations on the signing of a free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey is underway in Ankara," the tweet reads.

It notes that the parties are ready to hold a constructive dialogue and take into account mutual interests in bilateral trade.

The Ukrainian delegation is headed by Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Ukraine's Trade Representative.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a press conference after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Ankara on August 7, 2019, that it was time to complete negotiations on the creation of a free trade area between Ukraine and Turkey. Erdogan noted that in 2018, trade between Ukraine and Turkey amounted to about $4 billion. He also expressed hope that the sides would speed up all the procedures on agreeing on controversial points needed to sign the free trade agreement.

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