21. 02. 2024

Slovakia and Turkey to enhance trade cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic Denisa Saková signed an agreement on closer cooperation with the Minister of Trade of the Republic of Turkey Ömer Bolat on Tuesday 20 February 2024. Slovakia and Turkey will strengthen cooperation in renewable energy sources and energy security, automotive and engineering industries and transport. The agreement was signed during the Slovak-Turkish Business Forum held in Bratislava. There are strong demands to cooperate on the part of Slovak and Turkish businesses. As many as 87 Slovak and 31 Turkish businesspersons applied for the Business Forum.

„I am pleased to say that today´s signature lays the foundation and framework for a more intensified economic cooperation between Slovakia and Turkey. The interest of Slovak businesspersons in this Business Forum with Turkey is a proof that Slovak entrepreneurs see a strengthened cooperation as a bridge for their business activities in the Near and Middle East, and vice versa, Turkish businesspersons find Slovakia to be a good and credible business partner in the EU”said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic Denisa Saková.

As a part of the Slovak-Turkish Business Forum, the Memorandum of Understanding between SARIO (Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency) and DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey) was also signed between Director General of SARIO Róbert Šimončič and President of DEIK Nail Opak.

„Supporting the export activities of Slovak businesses forms a very relevant part of the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency portfolio, while Turkey has great potential for further development of mutual trade cooperation. Moreover, engaging with its Turkish partners, Slovak businesses can then more easily penetrate the markets of Central Asia. It is my pleasure to see that Slovak businesses reflect this trade potential and today´s Business Forum has aroused a great deal of interest in them,” concluded Director General of SARIO Róbert Šimončič. 


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