Turkey wants to boost trade ties with China

Business Materials 10 November 2008 17:52 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said Monday that "Turkey tries not to import economic crisis. However, no country will succeed in being free of economic crisis in a world where relations are getting globalized".

Tuzmen received Jiang Futang, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress of China, and an accompanying delegation in Ankara on Monday, reported Worlbulletin.

Speaking in his meeting with Futang, Tuzmen stressed that "Turkey and China need to speedily begin working with each other".

"Commercial and political relations between Turkey and China have shown great progress recently. Turkish exports to China exceeded a value of one billion USD for the first time in history in 2008. The foreign trade deficit between Turkey and China stands at 11-12 billion USD," Tuzmen said.

"We can work with China in the fields of energy, construction and renewable energy," Tuzmen said.

Jiang Futang said that foreign trade deficit between Turkey and China could be overcome with investments in various fields.

"Turkey and China can cooperate in the fields of telecommunications, railways, sea port projects and nuclear energy," Futang said.