Turkish, US officials discuss steps for $100B trade volume

  • 18:08 07 September 2019

Turkish, US officials discuss steps for $100B trade volume

Turkey's Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Saturday addressed steps to achieve a bilateral trade volume target of $100 billion during their meeting in the capital Ankara, ONA reports citing Anadolu Agency. 

"We examined means of achieving $100 billion trade volume between the two countries," Pekcan said on Twitter.

Pekcan noted that realizing greater access to certain key supply channels within the U.S. was also deliberated. Both sides agreed to implement specific programs on a sectoral basis designed to help companies, she said.

"I also conveyed to my counterpart, Turkey’s clear expectation about the removal of certain barriers and policies as implemented by the U.S. administration that constitute obstacle to enhancing our bilateral trade. We hope to be meeting on Sept. 10 once again to go over the outcome of the visit as well as determine our roadmap," Pekcan said. Wilbur Ross is expected to stay in Turkey until Tuesday and meet with representatives of the private sector.

Ilkin Jalilov