4/24/2009

Turkey seeks free trade deal with Libya

Haber Turk – Kursad Tuzmen, the Turkish State Minister for Foreign Trade, said on Wednesday that Turkey offered Libya to sign a free trade agreement. "We have proposed a free trade agreement and pledged to sign it in September, on the 40th anniversary of the Libyan revolution, at a ceremony which will be attended by the Turkish Prime Minister," Tuzmen told reporters after a meeting with Muhammad Ali al-Huwayz, the Libyan Trade and Investment Minister, as part of his contacts in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Tuzmen said the proposed agreement will increase the trade volume and bilateral investments between the two countries.