Turkish minister: Ankara-Bucharest relations source of pleasure
(MENAFN) Ankara is happy that ties with Romania are improving on a daily basis, Turkish Interior Suleyman Soylu made a statement on Thursday.
"The point reached by the relations between Romania and Türkiye is a source of pride," Soylu stated at a reception in the Turkish capital of Ankara to celebrate the Independence Day of Romania.
Soylu added Türkiye will carry on improving relations with Bucharest to sustain peace, steadiness and welfare in the Balkans.
"I happily state that Romania is our biggest trading partner in southeast Europe," he said, adding that the two countries are working to reach a USD10 billion trade volume.
"Our close relations as two friendly states of the region with such strong ties make significant contributions to solving the problems in our region," he noted.
Romanian Ambassador to Türkiye Stefan Tinca further declared Romania and Türkiye are strategic partners and enjoy a "mature and robust" relationship.
"We are good regional partners in the Black Sea and southeast Europe. We are strong allies within NATO. As we come close to the end of the year, I expect our economic exchanges to pass above the $10 billion threshold," on the words of Tinca.
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