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11 November 2016, 12:10

Erdogan: Turkey, Belarus can raise bilateral trade to $1bn

MINSK, 11 November (BelTA) – Turkey and Belarus can raise the bilateral trade turnover to $1 billion within a short period of time, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during the one-on-one meeting with Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko on 11 November, BelTA has learned.

“I think that within a short period of time we will be able to lift the trade turnover to $1 billion, it is not that difficult,” the Turkish leader believes. He also mentioned the fact that the inflow of Turkish investments to Belarus is rather big. These figures are expected to increase thanks to the high-level visit of the Turkish delegation.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed that the delegation includes about 200 Turkish businessmen who will also take part in the Belarusian-Turkish business forum. “I am convinced that our participation in this event will give a new impetus to their joint work,” the President of Turkey said addressing Alexander Lukashenko.

The Turkish head of state expressed an opinion that the measures taken today to promote bilateral contacts should be mutually beneficial.

The Turkish leader also pointed out the fact that there is understanding between Belarus and Turkey on many political and economic issues, and this visit will be a good foundation for the strengthening of cooperation in the future.

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