Erdogan Hopes to Boost Trade with UK

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to reporters before flying to the United Kingdom, said: “We attach special importance to boosting cooperation between Turkey and the UK.(…)

Mentioning that he will meet with Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday, May 15 as part of his visit and also meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Erdogan added that he will discuss with Prime Minister May, regional and international developments on the mutual agenda as well as bilateral relations.

Erdogan underlined that economy, security, defence and the fight against terror are the priority issues for both countries and that they will exchange views on boosting the bilateral relations in these fields. He continued as follows:

We, as two guarantor countries, will definitely review the latest situation concerning Cyprus and talk about the developments in Europe. We will have the opportunity to talk over the recent developments in our region, notably Syria, Iraq, Iran and the comprehensive joint action plan, as well.

Emphasising that the bilateral trade volume between Turkey and the UK had reached 16.2 billion dollars in 2017 and 5 billion dollars between January and March 2018, an increase by 39%, Erdogan said that their goal is to reach 20 billion dollars.

Turkish Government Website

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