11/11/2009

Turkey to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Jordan soon

AA - Turkey’s State Minister Zafer Caglayan said he expects a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to be signed with Jordan by the end of 2009. Caglayan's comments came at the meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Istanbul. "I met with Jordan’s Minister of Industry and Trade Amir al-Hadidi on Saturday. We discussed the possibility of a Free Trade Agreement. A technical delegation from the Turkish Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade will visit Jordan on December 1-3 to conclude technical works on such an agreement", Caglayan explained. "We expect a Free Trade Agreement to be signed with Jordan by the end of the current year based on directives from the respective prime ministers", said Caglayan.