Stenbock House, 28 August – In a meeting with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas affirmed that Turkey is an important partner for Estonia and economic cooperation between the two countries could become closer in the future.
The meeting with Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, focused on the relations of Estonia and Turkey. “Our constantly improving economic cooperation is the cornerstone of our great bilateral relations and investments from there are highly welcome. For example, the Turkish company Akinal won the Foreign Investor of the Year Award in Estonia last year. Additional flight connections have also contributed to the development of tourism and improved the cooperation between entrepreneurs. In addition, we are very glad that Turkish people are increasingly interested in our excellent universities,” said Ratas.
The prime minister and the Turkish minister of foreign affairs also discussed defence cooperation. “We are close allies in NATO and we value the Turkish contribution to the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn,” said Ratas.
Ratas and Çavuşoğlu also discussed the relations between the European Union and Turkey and the fulfilment of the refugee agreement, which halted the migration route to Europe via Turkey. The European Union supports Turkey with funding for refugees.
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