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Turkey to sign customs deal with Eurasian Economic Union

The EAEU was founded under the auspices of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Originally appeared on RussiaFeed

IZMIR,  (Sputnik) – Turkey plans to sign a customs agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said Friday.

“We have a proposal for Turkey to begin negotiations with the Eurasian Economic Union on signing a customs agreement. Without violating a corresponding agreement with the EU, Turkey wants to establish another cooperation with the EAEU,” Zeybekci said at an international fair in Izmir.

Noting that 30-percent growth in trade between Russia and Turkey in 2016 was “just the beginning,” he said that the new free trade agreement would lead to a “new level of partnership.”

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I have high hopes for the Belt and Road initiative which Turkey will benefit from along with a great many other countries. It will open up the countries of central Asia to trade with East and West and can only be a good thing. What the world wants now is trade, more trade.

Turkey to sign customs deal with Eurasian Economic Union

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