Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during this visit to Uzbekistan that their countries are targeting a $10-billion trade volume for a strong bilateral relationship.
Speaking at a news conference with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev late Tuesday, Erdogan said that trade volume between Turkey and Uzbekistan last year increased by “nearly 72 percent to surpass $3.6 billion.”
“I believe that we will obtain our $5 billion target in the shortest span of time, in a year as per our goal…we will further raise the bar to the level of $10 billion with the joint steps we will take subsequently,” Erdogan added.
Erdogan also said that Turkey was the first country which recognized Uzbekistan’s independence and opened its embassy in Uzbekistan’s capital city Tashkent.
Erdogan went on and said that in the field of tourism, Turkey broke a record and hosted more than 270,000 Uzbek travelers.
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