Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that the trade volume between Turkey and Arabian countries reached 37 billion USD.
Speaking at the Foreign Ministers Council of the Arab League in Egypt, Davutoglu said that relations between Turkey and Arab world gained momentum in every area in recent years, adding that Turkey wanted to complete the process of Arab League's opening a representation in Ankara as soon as possible.
Davutoglu said that the trade volume between Turkey and Arab League countries was 8.5 billion USD in 2002, and it increased five times and reached 37 billion USD in 2008.
Noting that Turkey was closely interested in developments in the Middle East, Davutoglu said that one of the priorities of Turkish foreign policy was to restore permanent peace and stability in the region.
Stressing that there was a security problem in the Middle East, Davutoglu said that Turkey wanted prosperity and cooperation to rule in the Middle East. He added that Turkey, with its policies, was exerting efforts to contribute to development of security, stability and prosperity as well as culture in the region.
Regarding Palestinian issue, Davutoglu said that concepts like temporary borders, temporary measures and limited sovereignty could not be accepted. He said that Palestinian state should rapidly be founded within 1967 borders.
Davutoglu said that international community especially the U.S., the EU and Russia should show constructive policies and determination in this issue.
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