Turkey, Ukraine discuss closer ties

Turkey, Ukraine discuss closer ties

Ukraine and Turkey have huge potential for developing cooperation in various sectors, particularly in the economy, energy and defense.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said this at a meeting with Turkish National Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz on Thursday, May 12, the governmental portal reports.

The sides discussed the prospect of enhanced bilateral cooperation, particularly in the military-technical and trade spheres.

"I am glad because we have recently had a very qualitative improvement in our bilateral cooperation, and I believe that we are now laying the basis for the deepening of our cooperation - in the political, economic and defense spheres," Groysman said.

According to the Ukrainian premier, Turkey is one of the main partners of Ukraine. The two countries both have great potential for developing cooperation in different sectors, especially in the economy and energy. Also, one the promising directions is defense cooperation, which will promote Ukraine’s defense capability, Groysman said.


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