Turkish technical delegation to visit Russia to discuss trade upon invitation: Minister
AA photoTurkish Agriculture Minister Faruk Çelik has said Russia wanted to host a technical delegation to discuss fresh fruit and vegetable imports from Turkey in a written note, adding Turkey has accepted the offer.
He added Russia had invited a technical delegation to discuss the agricultural trade issues.
“We have accepted this invitation and prepared a technical delegation. This delegation will be in Moscow in the next couple of days to make a series of meetings there. I hope these meetings will bring good results,” Çelik said on April 21, upon several questions about the issue when he was making comments about the launch of the 2016 Expo Antalya.
He said that he did not know which issues would be discussed, but the delegation members would let them know about the topics and developments.
“We hope these talks will make a positive contribution on the road to resolving the problems between the two countries,” he added.
The Russian government imposed a raft of economic and trade sanctions against Turkey after the jet crisis between the two countries erupted in November 2015. The ban applies to a range of Turkish products, including fruits and vegetables — such as tomatoes, cucumbers and apples — poultry products and salt, according to the list published on the Russian government’s website in December 2015.