Turkish president expresses support for economic reforms in Ukraine
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 10
We support wide-ranging economic reforms in Ukraine held by president Poroshenko, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart, who is on an official visit to Turkey.
The President said that Turkey will continue to support Ukraine in this direction. He underlined that the country has allocated a loan to Ukraine in the amount of $50 million. In addition, he said another 10 million will be allocated for projects in the humanitarian sphere.
Recalling that last year the sides set a goal to bring trade turnover to 20 billion until 2023, Erdogan said: "Total population of Turkey and Ukraine is 125 million people. This is a serious market. This means that we can achieve this figure".
Erdogan also expressed the hope that the agreement on free trade zone between the two countries will be signed this year.