In talks held in Jerusalem, the two sides expressed their strong support to further enhancing and strengthening bilateral trade and economic relations.
(Communicated by the Israel Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
The 8th Bilateral Economic Dialogue between the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs took place in Jerusalem on April 22, 2010. The dialogue was preceded by a meeting between Israel Foreign Ministry Director General Y. Gal, and the Turkish Deputy Undersecretary in charge of Economic Affairs, H. Akil.
The two sides expressed their strong support to further enhancing and strengthening bilateral trade and economic relations and called upon the business communities in both countries to engage in active cooperation.
In addition to reviewing the general economic indicators of the commercial and economic relations between Israel and Turkey, both sides raised various issues covering many aspects of the rich spectrum of the economic ties between both countries, and ideas for cooperation in the health sector, cooperation in agriculture as well as cooperation between the respective customs authorities. Possibilities of cooperation in the field of finance were raised as well.
In the near future, both sides will explore ways to realize those programs and to strengthen even more their economic relations, for the mutual benefit of their peoples and the prosperity of their markets.
Both sides agreed to hold the next bilateral discussion in Ankara in 2011.