After the diplomatic forum held in Antalya, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba declared that Ukraine and Turkey are on the brink of signing a Free Trade Agreement, Ukrinform reported.
“We need to reach an agreement on trade positions, which is a very sensitive issue for the two countries’ economies. We can reach an agreement only through mutual concessions,” the diplomat clarified, adding that this is the most difficult step for Ukraine and Turkey for the creation of a free trade zone.
The foreign minister emphasized that “both countries have political will” and referred to the conclusion of the agreement as inevitable. He also stated that the countries must maintain the balance of interests and assured that the signing of the agreement will serve as compensation for the countries’ mutual concessions.