Ukraine may sign a free trade agreement with Turkey in February

15 January, 09:21 AM
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo:Sputnik/Vladimir Smirnov/Pool via REUTERS)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo:Sputnik/Vladimir Smirnov/Pool via REUTERS)

Ukraine and Turkey may sign a free trade agreement in February of this year during a visit to Kyiv by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the co-chairman of the Group for Inter-Parliamentary Relations with the Republic of Turkey, Roman Hryshchuk, has said in a comment to Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform.

Negotiations to create a free trade zone between Ukraine and Turkey began in 2011. During a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Erdogan in April 2021, the parties agreed on an "audit" of disputable issues.

“Now we are one step away from signing the Free Trade Agreement. We hope that on Feb. 3, when Mr. Erdogan visits Ukraine, this agreement will be signed,” Hryshchuk said.

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According to him, the signing of such an agreement will provide a $10 billion boost to trade between the countries.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine and Turkey may agree on the creation of a free trade zone in 2022.

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