Türkiye and European Union to Initiate First High-Level Trade Dialogue

Türkiye and European Union to Initiate First High-Level Trade Dialogue

Brussels, The Gulf Observer: Turkish Trade Minister Omer Bolat and European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis have jointly announced the inaugural high-level trade dialogue between Türkiye and the European Union, scheduled for July 8.

The announcement follows an invitation extended by Vice President Dombrovskis to a Turkish delegation to convene in Brussels for this pivotal meeting, as disclosed by Minister Bolat on Thursday.

The decision to establish this dialogue was reached during a meeting between Minister Bolat and Vice President Dombrovskis at the newly inaugurated Brussels representative office of the Türkiye Exporters Assembly (TIM).

Minister Bolat underscored the mutual objective of expanding and modernizing the Customs Union to enhance mutual benefits for both parties. He highlighted the ongoing collaborative efforts aimed at resolving issues within the Customs Union framework, emphasizing the existence of a constructive and operational dialogue between Türkiye and the EU.

Expressing his contentment with the commencement of the high-level trade dialogue, Minister Bolat stated, “I am very pleased that Vice President Dombrovskis proposed the establishment of a high-level trade dialogue with Türkiye, and we readily accepted this offer. We will delve into numerous agenda items, and our interactions will remain closely coordinated.”

The forthcoming high-level trade dialogue signals a significant step forward in Türkiye-EU relations, affirming the commitment of both parties to foster constructive engagement and advance economic cooperation to mutual advantage.