Turkey estimates $19 bln trade volume with Africa this year

Turkish State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said that Turkish government initiated "Africa Strategy" in 2003, adding that, "Turkey's trade with this continent was 5 billion USD when we first initiated this strategy."

Turkey estimates $19 bln trade volume with Africa this year
Turkish State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said on Monday that he estimated trade volume between Turkey and African countries to be 19 billion USD this year.

Speaking at a dinner held within the scope of Turkey-Africa Cooperation Summit, Tuzmen said Turkish government initiated "Africa Strategy" in 2003, adding that, "Turkey's trade with this continent was 5 billion USD when we first initiated this strategy."

"We implemented the right strategy and we achieved 13 billion USD in 2007. I estimate trade volume to be 19 billion USD this year."

Separately, Rifat Hisarciklioglu, chairperson of Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), said Turkish-African Business Forum helped improvement of economic relations between Turkey and Africa.

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