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Turkish official delegation to visit Belarus in November

MINSK, 27 October (BelTA) – A delegation of the Turkish Cabinet members and businessmen will pay an official visit to Belarus in early November, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Belarus Cevat Nezihi Ozkaya told media on 27 October.

According to the diplomat, Minsk is expected to host a number of high level events next week. In particular, it will be a meeting of the Belarusian-Turkish intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation as well as a mixed commission for tourism. The Business Cooperation Council is expected to meet with Turkish businessmen. According to the Ambassador, big investors are supposed to arrive in Belarus to discuss all-round cooperation.

It is planned that several bilateral documents will be signed following the meeting.

The diplomat noted that Belarus and Turkey have been successfully developing relations in all areas. The two countries have signed about 50 agreements laying down the basis for development of relations in politics, economy, culture, education and other areas. Bilateral trade has significantly increased in recent years. Turkey is one of the top three investors in the Belarusian economy. For example, the investment of one mobile operator amounted to about $1 billion. Regional and sectoral cooperation has been increasingly vibrant too. According to the Ambassador, with the establishment of a Customs Union, the opportunities to expand economic ties are even greater.