Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 3
By Rauf Guliyev – Trend:
Turkey will continue to strengthen relations with Ukraine, said Turkish president Receb Tayyip Erdogan Nov.3, following a meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
Turkish President said that the work on maintaining relations with Ukraine, which since 2011 has reached the level of strategic partnership, continues regularly.
“Year by year we are increasingly strengthening our relations and will continue to strengthen them. Turkey supports reforms underway in Ukraine. The entire region will benefit from successful implementation of the reforms,” Turkish leader said.
Erdogan also recalled the visa-free regime between the countries. “Our citizens are free to visit countries with internal documents. The number of Ukrainian tourists visiting Turkey in 2018 exceeded one million,” he added.
Turkish president said that the parties intend to complete work on the preparation of the Free Trade Agreement between the countries by the end of the year. "I believe that with this document the volume of bilateral trade will reach 10 billion dollars," said Erdogan.