Ukraine and Turkey agree to step up negotiations on a free trade zone

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, agreed to step up negotiations on a free trade area and discussed procedures for further negotiations at the highest level, during a recent telephone conversation, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian State.

According to the report, Poroshenko informed the Turkish leader about an increase in the period for a visa-free stay from 60 to 90 days for Turkish citizens visiting Ukraine.

The Turkish government adopted a similar decision with regard to Ukrainian citizens earlier.

Poroshenko said it was an important step in the development of interpersonal relations and economic ties between the two countries.

In addition, according to the statement, the President of Turkey stressed once again the non- recognition of the results of the parliamentary elections in the Crimea.

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