11/25/2009

Turkish-Israeli JEC protocol signed

AA - On Tuesday Turkey and Israel signed Joint Economic Commission (JEC) 4th term meeting Memorandum of Understanding. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Vecdi Gonul, Turkey’s Defense Minister, said the decisions taken within the scope of the meeting will add new momentum to relations between the two countries. Meanwhile, Binyamin Ben Eliezer, Israel’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, expressed Israel's willingness to work with Turkey and strengthen relations. The Israeli minister also said his country is willing to raise trade volume to USD 8 billion over the next two years.