Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba discussed with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu the stages of implementation of the agreements reached by the leaders of the two countries in economic, defense-industrial, aviation, tourism and humanitarian sectors.
They discussed these issues during Kuleba’s working visit to Turkey on July 3, the Foreign Ministry’s press service reported.
"The ministers agreed to facilitate the holding of the 12th meeting of the Ukrainian-Turkish Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, as well as another round of talks on preparations for the signing of a Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and Turkey," the report reads.
According to Kuleba, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, both countries need to focus on trade and investment. "We discussed assistance to Ukrainian companies in Turkey and to Turkish companies in Ukraine. We are striving to create new opportunities for investment and interaction between businesses. I assure you that these issues are and will be in the focus of our attention," the Ukrainian minister said.
After a face-to-face meeting, Kuleba and Cavusoglu held the eighth meeting of the Ukrainian-Turkish Joint Strategic Planning Group.