Turkey's trade volume with Sudan has risen by %315 since 2003, Turkish Minister Eker said on Tuesday, as visiting Sudan, once the largest state in Africa.
Turkish Minister of Agriculture Mehdi Eker has met with his Sudanese counterpart Halim Ismail Al-Mutaafi on Tuesday, as an effort to boost the two countries' economic relations.
Turkey's trade volume with Sudan reached $290 million in 2013, from $70 million in 2003, Minister Eker said on a visit to attend Turkey-Sudan Joint Economic Committee (JEC) in Sudanese capital Khartoum.
“We are not satisfied with this trade volume between the two countries. Our strategy is to increase it much more,” Eker said according to a statement released by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Livestock.
In addition to trade relations between the two countries, industry, energy, mining, agriculture, construction and education are included in the summit's agenda. Bilateral agricultural coorperation deal is expected to be signed by Turkish and Sudanese govenments.
Turkish Minister Eker will also meet with the Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
Sudan is the 11th largest trade partner of Turkey in Africa and 6th among the Sub-Saharan Countries by 2012 according to figures released by Turkey's Ministry of Economy.