Turkey to strengthen energy ties with Venezuela

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz met with Venezuelan Transport Minister Haiman El Troudi.

Turkey to strengthen energy ties with Venezuela

World Bulletin / News Desk

Venezuela and Turkey are expected to sign reciprical trade deals - with Venezuela supplying Turkey with oil and Turkey signing up to various infrastructure and construction projects in the oil-rich south American country, said Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, after a joint meeting with Venezuelan Transport Minister Haiman El Troudi.

El Troudi said that Venezeula's needs two million houses, Turkish private firm, Summa is in the process of constructing 400 thousand houses, which are expected to be finished in two months.

“We want to strengthen the cooperation and diversify the areas of cooperation with Turkey” said El Troudi, “We are pleasant over the Turkish firms that are currently working in Venezuela and we know that many Turkish entrepreneurs want to invest in Venezuela. We decided to form a high commission to speed up the cooperation process”.

Turkey and Venezuela currently have an informal kind of trade bartering of petroleum products in exchange of infrastructure, such as housing and agriculture. However, two countries have not signed a specific agreement on the subject.

Last Mod: 29 Ağustos 2014, 13:56
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