Economy, Africa

Turkey inks trade cooperation deal with Guinea Bissau

Deal aims to improve trade, economic ties between two countries

Turkey inks trade cooperation deal with Guinea Bissau Turkey's Trade Minister, Ruhsar Pekcan (R) shakes hands with Guinean Minister of Trade, Tourism and Handicrafts Vicente Fernandes (L) after signing a co-operation on trade and economy agreement between the two countries within the Turkey-Africa Business and Economy Forum at Lutfi Kirdar International Convention Center in Istanbul, Turkey on October 11, 2018. ( Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu - Anadolu Agency )

By Gokhan Ergocun and Tuba Sahin


Turkey and Guinea Bissau on Thursday signed a trade and economic cooperation agreement during the second edition of Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum in Istanbul.

The deal was signed by Turkey's Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and her Guinea Bissau's counterpart Vicente Fernandes.

A joint economic commission was established within the scope of the agreement.

"We, as Turkey, will support our African friends in future as we did in the past," Pekcan said.

Turkey is keen on to contribute to the development of African countries in every fields, she added.

The two-day forum was organized by Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board in coordination with Turkey’s Trade Ministry and the African Union as part of a 100-day action plan the government recently introduced to support the economy.

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