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Ukraine and Türkiye sign trade facilitation agreement

Ukraine and Türkiye sign trade facilitation agreement Photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Getty Images)

On March 8, Ukraine and Türkiye signed an agreement on the establishment of a preliminary information electronic exchange system between the customs of the two states, according to the official website of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and his Telegram.

The agreement, aimed at facilitating trade between the two nations, was signed in the presence of the Ukrainian President and the President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"Today, by the way, an agreement has been signed that streamlines our trade - between Ukraine and Türkiye - and removes obstacles for business. At the level of defense ministries, several important documents have also been signed," emphasized Zelenskyy.

According to the statement, information exchange will take place between the State Customs Service of Ukraine and the Ministry of Trade of Türkiye.

Based on the agreement, an electronic preliminary exchange system will be created, facilitating the exchange of predefined sets of data in electronic form.

The information obtained by the customs authorities of both parties will contribute to expediting the movement of goods and vehicles across the borders of both countries, as well as combating customs violations.

Visit of Zelenskyy to Türkiye

Today, on March 8, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Türkiye for an official visit.

The head of state was accompanied by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Rustem Umerov.

During the visit, the President held a meeting with his Türkiye counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. One of the topics discussed was the liberation of Ukrainian prisoners.