3/31/2008

Turkey negotiating FTA with all Gulf States

Turkishpress.com - "We are in the process of negotiating a free trade agreement with all the Gulf states, and this applies to the UAE as well," Turkish President Abdullah Gul told an interview with the Daily Khaleej Times published in English in the United Arab Emirates. Turkish President said Turkey attached great importance to the security and stability of the region adding that democracy, economy and the rule of law were embedded in Turkish foreign policy. "In the last four to five years ties with Gulf countries have been strengthened. This comes from the strategic outlook that we have towards this region, towards all the Gulf states. This view is based on the two pillars of security and economics," Gul said.

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