Ukraine is One Step Away from “Free Trade Agreement” with Turkey

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Ukraine is One Step Away from “Free Trade Agreement” with Turkey

Ukraine and Turkey agreed to conduct an audit of controversial issues for the signing of the "Free trade agreement"

The last step remains until the conclusion of the free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey, but it requires a compromise from both sides, said minister of foreign affairs Dmytro Kuleba.

“We are one step away from concluding a Free trade agreement. But frankly, this is the most difficult step for both countries to take. We must agree on trade positions, which is very sensitive for the economies of both countries. We can reach an agreement only through a compromise, to which both sides will agree, making concessions,” Kuleba said.

At the same time, the minister expressed his conviction that the result, which will bring the countries the conclusion of the Free trade agreement, will compensate for all the concessions made.

“Our delegation is ready to arrive in Ankara for further progress towards the finalization of the agreement. Because we are absolutely committed to concluding this agreement at the political level. We must maintain a balance of interests. To achieve this, experts from both countries must sit down and agree. There is political will on the part of both countries, at the level of our presidents. The only question is this difficult, but an inevitable step,” the minister added.

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