(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
There are many areas in which Türkiye and Venezuela can increase
collaboration, including trade, energy, mining, construction,
health and tourism, the Turkish President said Wednesday, Trend reports citing
Addressing a joint press conference after talks with his
Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in the capital Ankara,
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said:“Our trade volume with
Venezuela was about $150 million in 2019. We doubled it by 2020 and
took it up to $850 million (TL 14.5 billion) in 2021.” He added
that Türkiye's aim is to boost the figure to $3 billion in the near
Ankara will keep making efforts to enhance bilateral relations
with Caracas, the president asserted.
He said that Türkiye has 'always supported Venezuela and will
continue to do so in the future.'
Both sides, he said, have the will to take bilateral relations
to 'the next level.'
As part of continuing efforts to improve bilateral ties, Erdogan
said a Turkish government delegation will be heading to Venezuela
Maduro, meanwhile, lauded Türkiye's growing global influence,
saying the country plays a 'very important' geopolitical role in
The two leaders also oversaw the signing of three tourism,
agriculture and economic agreements before the joint press
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