Turkey and Uzbekistan aim to boost bilateral trade to $5 billion
Turkey and Uzbekistan aim to increase the bilateral trade volume to $5 billion, the Turkish president said Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency.
Speaking at a joint news conference with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the capital Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “We have exceeded $1 billion in both exports and imports for the first time in bilateral trade relations, but there is still a long way to go.”
“We define our relations with Uzbekistan as a strategic partnership based on strong brotherly ties with our common history, language and culture,” Erdogan added.
He said that Turkey is witnessing with appreciation reforms in Uzbekistan under the leadership of Mirziyoyev, and added that Turkey is always ready to extend support to Uzbekistan in the comprehensive reform process.
The Turkish president said Uzbekistan has taken firm steps towards becoming a center of attraction in its region, with its young and dynamic population approaching 34 million, rich natural resources, industrial potential and strong agricultural production.
“We encourage our entrepreneurs to invest in Uzbekistan. According to Uzbek statistics, only last year, 430 Turkish companies started operating in Uzbekistan and the number of our companies rose to 1,306.”
Erdogan pointed out that they exchanged views on how they can improve cooperation in the fields of transportation, energy, health, tourism, education and defense industry.
The two leaders also signed a joint declaration following the first meeting of the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council in Ankara.
Mirziyoyev, for his part, said the first meeting of the High Level Strategic Council opened a new page in the history of both countries' friendly relations.
He said improving cooperation in commercial, economic and investment fields is Turkey's and Uzbekistan's primary task.
Both leaders will attend tomorrow the opening ceremony of Turkey's largest library.
The Nation's Library project was spearheaded by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and realized through intense efforts by leading Turkish intellectuals, librarians, NGOs, and groups representing the disadvantaged working in harmony.
US, France and Germany discuss JCPOA and Russia
01 December 2021 / 13:16
Turkey calls on NATO to renounce sanctions against Russia
01 December 2021 / 13:05
Charles Michel: Political dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan may lead to a sustainable settlement
01 December 2021 / 11:51
Putin orders the export of hydrogen to the EU
01 December 2021 / 11:35
Jeyhun Bayramov left for the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers
01 December 2021 / 11:15
Armenian FM Ararat Mirzoyan to leave for Sweden
01 December 2021 / 11:04
Putin and Lukashenko discuss situation at Belarusian-Polish border
30 November 2021 / 12:42
Erdogan: Turkey could mediate between Russia and Ukraine
30 November 2021 / 12:16
Russian Foreign Ministry: JCPOA negotiators seek to achieve results soon
30 November 2021 / 12:08
Iran-Turkey high commission to hold session during Erdogan's visit to Tehran
30 November 2021 / 12:00
FM stresses Iran’s will to expand ties with neighbors
30 November 2021 / 11:46
Russia will not resolve Karabakh conflict: Paul Gobbs on results of Sochi meeting
30 November 2021 / 11:40
Iran Supports Zangezur Corridor
29 November 2021 / 11:43
Erdogan declares that so-called 'Zangezur corridor' is 'important'
29 November 2021 / 11:17
Winners and losers of trilateral meeting in Sochi
29 November 2021 / 11:12