In the statement made by the Ministry of Commerce, it was reported that in the online meeting between Bolat and Dombrovskis, cooperation opportunities in the development and deepening of trade relations between Turkey and the EU were discussed.
At the meeting, the satisfaction of the trade volume between the EU and Turkey reaching a record 200 billion dollars in 2022 was expressed, and the importance of furthering the commercial relations was emphasized.
Referring to the results of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s meetings with EU leaders in the past weeks, Minister Bolat underlined that it is expected that the update negotiations of the Customs Union will be started in order to improve relations between Turkey and the EU, and that the process is important for establishing a positive agenda between Turkey and the EU.
will meet in Brussels in September
In the statement, the following statements were made, pointing out that the parties agreed on a roadmap to strengthen the trade dialogue between Turkey and the EU, before the start of the negotiations for the update of the Customs Union:
“In this direction, the Minister and his interlocutor, the meeting of the Trade Working Group in order to mutually resolve the problems encountered in the functioning of the Customs Union and to discuss the cooperation that will carry trade forward at the technical level, and also to meet again in Brussels at the end of September this year. agreed on the issues.
Within the scope of the Trade Working Group between Turkey and the EU, we will discuss our current technical issues and cooperation opportunities before the start of negotiations on the update of the Customs Union, and then we will be in close contact for a strong dialogue in all areas of our trade.
“We will address our current pending technical issues and cooperation opportunities”
Bolat shared the following from his social media account regarding the meeting:
“We had a very positive videoconference meeting with the Vice President of the European Commission, Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis. At the meeting, we agreed on a common roadmap for the development of commercial and economic relations between Turkey and the EU in the new period. Within the scope of the Trade Working Group between Turkey and the EU, the Customs Union We will discuss our current technical issues and cooperation opportunities ahead of the opening of negotiations on the update of the Turkish Commercial Code, and then we will be in close contact for a strong dialogue in all areas of our trade.”