During the visit to Turkey Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba met with the owners and managers of Ukrainian businesses operating in the country.
The foreign Minister noted that the Ministry of foreign Affairs and diplomatic institutions have identified a priority the creation of additional opportunities for Ukrainian companies abroad, the development of mutually beneficial trade and investment with foreign countries, promotion of Ukrainian producers to the markets of other countries, the protection of the legitimate rights and interests of Ukrainian business abroad.
The participants openly discussed the main problematic issues faced by Ukrainian enterprises in Turkey. The Minister assured that will put these questions to the Turkish side and called on business to unite with each other to gain position.
Foreign Minister of Ukraine noted it services, and agriculture what are the two export areas that represent brand Ukraine in the world. In particular, in violation of the pandemic of traditional supply chains, strong agricultural export defines Ukraine as a guarantor of food security of the world.
Business representatives noted that the signed in 2017 updated agreement on the avoidance of double taxation and mutual promotion and protection of investments have improved conditions for their activities. They also stressed the importance of further work on the Agreement on free trade zone between Ukraine and Turkey.
Kuleba drew particular attention to the recently renewed Council of exporters and investors under the MFA of Ukraine. This body is able in practice to promote domestic business in securing, in particular, in the Turkish market. Moreover, it is able to open additional opportunities to cooperate entering the markets of third countries.
“My goal is to build a foreign system that clearly works and helps businesses and investors. I encourage you to actively use the opportunities offered by the format of the Council of exporters and investors under the MFA,” said the Minister.
The owners and managers of Ukrainian business welcomed the initiative of the Embassy of Ukraine on establishment of the Ukrainian business Association in Turkey – enterprises, aimed to promote Ukrainian companies in the Turkish market.
All participants agreed on the need for further expansion of economic presence of Ukraine in Turkey.