Turkey-Belarus relations shows development on solid foundations

President Erdogan at a joint press conference with President of Belarus Lukashenko, pointing to a target of $ 1.5 billion in trade with Belarus, "Turkey and Belarus has scarcely any to make that happen," he said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, together with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko, held a joint press conference after the talks between the two delegations.

At the meeting held at the Presidential Complex, President Erdogan and Belarusian President Lukashenko made a statement after the signing ceremony of the agreements between the two countries.

"TURKEY, BELARUS COMPASSIONATE TOWARD THE INDEPENDENCE IS THE FIRST COUNTRY"

Belarusian President Lukashenko expressing his pleasure to welcome in Ankara President Erdogan's visit Lukashenko came to Turkey before on several occasions, 23 years later held at president level from Turkey Belarus pointed out that the first official visit.

Their bilateral and talks between the delegations political deadlock between Turkey and Belarus, military, economic, commercial, cultural all threads they found hand to take the opportunity to transfer President Erdogan, to be taken for the future steps said they found the opportunity to assess.

Turkey is reminiscent of the first countries to recognize the independence of the Belarusian President Erdogan, common understanding of 27 years, Turkey-Belarus relations, that continued in the framework of mutual respect and trust, he said they would be in furthering the effort to transport at every level of cooperation between the two countries.

"ASSESSMENT OF TURKEY-BELARUS ECONOMY AMONG THE WAITING AREA HAVE VERY SERIOUS POTENTIAL"

Turkey and Belarus pending assessment in the economic field between Noting that the very serious potential President Erdogan in Ankara last week between the two countries Joint Economic Commission Meeting is held, in February 9 will be made in these areas that the Defense Industry Cooperation Meeting, held the agreements were made ready for signature.

Turkish and Belarusian businessmen today Turkey-Belarus Business Forum, Erdogan President Pointing met on the occasion, it was in development trend of the trade volume between the two countries, he said that the signed agreement of the show it.

President Erdogan stated that they had not yet achieved this goal by recalling that they had targeted $ 1 billion in mutual trade in 2016. dogr We have also demonstrated the need for further efforts in our negotiations towards this objective, and now our new goal is a target of $ 1.5 billion. It is actually a scarcely any have to realize that Turkey and Belarus, "he said.

S WE PROMOTE THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BUSINESS CONCERN ON MUTUAL INVESTMENTS

President Erdogan stated that they continued to encourage business world representatives to invest in mutual investments and that the latest example of this was the tractor factory opened with the joint venture of Belarus-Azerbaijan in Kirikkale yesterday with the participation of the Joint Economic Commission Co-Chairs. President Erdogan announced that he planned to realize the first production of the factory which was established with an investment of 5 million dollars.

Mr. Erdogan stated that they have discussed the diversification of cooperation areas, especially in the fields of transport and defense industry, in the meetings they held, and that there are joint projects and joint steps that can be taken in these areas and that the relations in the field of science and technology are exceptional in this context.

"DO NOT ALONE IN THE STRUGGLE WITH BELARUS TURKEY was feto"

President Erdogan continued his speech as follows: "Turkey-Belarus Joint Science and Technology Committee has performed in Ankara in the first meeting last November. In recent years, Belarus has made significant progress in the field of science and technology, especially in the IT sector. In particular, the production of high-tech products, agricultural research, medicine and pharmaceuticals constitute an important basis for cooperation. The roadmap that was previously signed in the field of science and technology and the Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific and Technical Cooperation in Antarctica are concrete indications of our cooperation in this field. Belarus in Turkish culture, Turkey is one of the most favored countries' interests and Belarusian tourists to Turkish is gratifying. With the contribution of visa-free travel, the number of our Belarusian guests, which was 113 thousand in 2016, reached 245,000 in 2018. I am sure that this number will increase further as a result of the new steps at the end of this month will be held in Ankara, Turkey-Belarus Joint Commission for Tourism will embark on Toplantisi'yl 6. Period. "

Feton terror of the talks the issue of combating organizations Erdogan, President explaining that takes place on the agenda of Turkey in Belarus is not alone in this struggle, is to refrain from taking the necessary steps and stated that ensure the elimination of Feton linked associations. President Erdogan thanked Belarusian President Lukashenko and the Belarusian authorities for their sensitivity and exemplary stance.

Intense and a concrete agenda with Turkey and Belarus stressed that improved on the solid foundations of the relationship of President Erdogan, the relations between the signing of the agreement between the two countries will reinforce the floor of the covenant and told of their meeting to explain finished bulunarak wishes to be instrumental to say no to both countries.

BELARUS PRESIDENT LUKASHENKO: "TURKEY IS STRICTLY A PRIORITY FOR OUR COUNTRY"

Belarus attaches great importance to the development of relations between the two countries and today's meeting that attaches to relations with Turkey voiced opened a new page.

Turkey and the conflict no matter Belarusian relations and the opinions underline that there is no difference Belarusian President Lukashenko, "Turkey's we assess our absolutely priority countries and that our friendship for a very high value and business hereby declare that we are ready to continue always in our unity," he said.

Following the joint press conference, President Erdogan gave an official dinner in the Presidential Complex in honor of Belarusian President Lukashenko.

Source: Presidential Office of the Republic of Turkey