Turkey's PM sets target for Russia trade volume

The Turkish prime minister set on Wednesday Turkey and Russia's aim as raising their trade volume to 100 billion USD.

Turkey's PM sets target for Russia trade volume

The Turkish prime minister set on Wednesday Turkey and Russia's aim as raising their trade volume to 100 billion USD.

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Russia had the will to raise their trade volume to 100 billion USD in five years.

"Turkey and Russia have signed 17 agreements today on energy, agriculture and visa exemption," Erdogan told a joint press conference with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Ankara.

Erdogan defined visa exemption as a first step to intermingle the two nations.

"The two parliaments will pass the nuclear energy agreement, and we will start construction of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant," he said.

Turkey has cancelled four auctions for construction of a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu hamlet of the southern province of Mersin.

Only one participant, the Russian-Turkish "Atomstroyexport-Inter Rao-Park Teknik" Consortium, submitted an offer in the fourth auction on September 24, 2008 which was
cancelled on November 20, 2009.

Erdogan underlined importance of energy projects like South Stream, Blue Stream, Samsun-Ceyhan crude oil pipeline and establishment of a new refinery.

"After these steps are taken and after it becomes a transit base in natural gas, Turkey will have a more important location," he said.

Erdogan also said Turkish contractors could undertake projects within the framework of Kazan universiade to take place in 2013 and Sochi winter olympic games to take place in 2014.


AA

Last Mod: 12 Mayıs 2010, 16:05
Add Comment