The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated today that the governments of Turkey and Germany have agreed to intensify the mechanisms of bilateral dialogue and cooperation and that meetings of relevant bodies, including the Economic and Trade Partnership Council, will be held.

Trade exchange of 38 billion dollars

Mevlut Cavusoglu met with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Ankara today, and after the meeting, they both assessed that it was a constructive meeting and talks on a number of bilateral and regional topics, as well as on relations between Turkey and the European Union, Anatolia reports.

The head of Turkish diplomacy said that talks and cooperation between the highest officials of Turkey and Germany continued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pointing out that the two countries managed to achieve a trade exchange of 38 billion dollars last year, Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Germany is the country to which Turkey exports the most, and the other country from which Turkey imports the most.

–  We agree on the necessity of further improvement of bilateral dialogue and cooperation in all fields – said Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Created a better atmosphere

He also said the positive strides had created a better atmosphere in relations between Turkey and the European Union.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the delegations of the two countries in Ankara today discussed in detail the relations between Turkey and the European Union and that he wanted those relations to be better and deeper.

–  I hope that we will overcome the disagreements and controversial issues that we had between Turkey and the European Union – stated Heiko Maas.

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