Ukraine and Turkey intend to continue cooperation in order to increase Turkish investments in the implementation of infrastructure projects in Ukraine, taking into account the opportunities provided by the Big Construction program in Ukraine.
“We note the importance of the early completion of negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey. We emphasize the need to intensify cooperation within the framework of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation,” Presidents of Ukraine and Turkey Volodymyr Zelensky and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in the joint statement, following their meeting in Istanbul on October 16.
Turkey welcomes Ukraine’s intention to join in observer status in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and also notes Ukraine’s interest in cooperation with the Turkic Council.
The heads of state also agreed to work towards holding the Year of Ukraine in Turkey and the Year of Turkey in Ukraine, which will further deepen cultural and humanitarian cooperation and interpersonal contacts between the countries.