Turkey, Poland hope to double trade volume to $6B

Türkiye Materials 25 March 2015 07:30 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey and Poland have the potential to double bilateral trade to $6 billion, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Addressing the media at a gala dinner held in honor of visiting Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna, Cavusoglu said: "Poland is a country where our bilateral trade volume has increased without break."

He said Turkey wanted an increase in the volume of mutual investments as well. "Turkish firms in Poland are at present carrying out projects worth approximately $1.3 billion," he said.

Schetyna, who is on an official visit to Turkey between March 24 and 26, said Turkey and Poland celebrated their 600th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2014. "Apart from the political field, our bilateral ties in economy and local administration sectors have also continued at a very good level," he said.

Schetnya also presented an order of merit to Turkish Ambassador to Poland, Yusuf Ziya Ozcan, for his contributions to Poland-Turkey relations.

The ministers will hold a joint press conference Wednesday after exchanging views on all aspects of bilateral relations as well as on regional and international issues. Business forums are also planned in Ankara and Istanbul.