Erdogan: We aim to raise trade exchange with Italy to 30 billion dollars


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his country aims to raise the volume of trade exchange with Italy from 20 to 30 billion dollars.

This came at a press conference on Monday, with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the capital, Ankara.

Erdogan expressed his satisfaction with the level of trade and economic relations with Italy, in which the trade exchange reached 20 billion dollars.

He added: “We must move firmly together towards the goal we set previously, which is 30 billion dollars.” Noting that he sees this will with Mr. Conte.

He pointed out that Italy ranked third in the total Turkish exports, and the fifth in the total Turkish imports.

He added that the visit of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to Turkey will give new impetus to the deep-rooted relations with the strategic partner and ally.

He pointed out that they agreed to hold a summit at the level of governments during the current year to discuss the possibilities available for cooperation in the political, military, economic, commercial, cultural and tourism fields.

Erdogan stated that he decided to attend the opening match of the European Football Championship 2020 with Conte, which will be held in Rome, between the Turkish and Italian teams on June 12, and the Turkish President wished success to both teams.


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