President Petro Poroshenko said this in an interview with Turkey's Anadolu Agency, the press service of the Ukrainian president reported.
"Turkish businessmen feel absolutely comfortable in Ukraine. Turkey is among the top five trading partners and the top ten investors in Ukraine," the head of state said.
The president expressed hope that the agreement on a free trade area between the countries would be concluded before the beginning of the new year. Petro Poroshenko stressed that the positions of the two countries on this agreement coincided by 96%. According to him, the position of Turkey differs only in the field of agriculture, and Ukraine - in the field of textiles.
"I am grateful for the attention in the international arena, in the field of trade and investment. We are true friends and strategic partners," Poroshenko said about the level of Ukrainian-Turkish bilateral relations.
Poroshenko reminded that in 2017 the trade turnover between the two countries had increased by 20% and stressed that Turkey invested in the majority of industries of Ukraine, including construction and infrastructure.
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