Top financial system officers of Turkey and Spain on Thursday agreed to improve bilateral trade to $20 billion (TL 136 billion) from the present $12.6 billion.
Speaking at a digital assembly of the Joint Economic and Trade Committee, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan stated the 2 international locations are in search of to cooperate and encourage mutual investments in international locations the place they’re individually lively.
“We can increase joint trade in varied sectors reminiscent of automotive, clothes, iron and metal, digital, furnishings and meals,” Pekcan stated.
Noting that their ties date again a one-and-a-half century, Pekcan praised Spain’s bonafide strategy and belief concerning cooperation with Turkey.
She underlined the significance of tourism and well being sectors for the 2 international locations.
“It is essential to increase bilateral investments and cooperate in different international locations’ development providers.”
Pekcan additionally known as on Spanish corporations to bid for high-speed railway and metro line tenders in Turkey, praising their know-how and expertise.
For her half, Spanish Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Maria Reyes Maroto expressed her willingness to deepen trade and funding ties with Turkey.
“Our earlier on-line conferences in the course of the pandemic present the solidness of our ties,” she stated.
She highlighted that inexperienced and the digital financial system are very important for the transformation of the 2 international locations.
“Our corporations can share their know-how in these fields,” Maroto famous.
Stressing that Turkey and Spain want secure tourism to present mobility, Maroto stated: “We can arrange restoration and funding initiatives in tourism and well being.”