|Turkey to boost trade with Sri Lanka|
“We want to expand our trade cooperation with Sri Lanka“
“We want to expand our trade cooperation with Sri Lanka. Various business chambers of Turkey are keen on establishing links with the Sri Lankan private sector to expand bilateral trade,” revealed Serpil Alpman, Turkey’s visiting Ambassador ranked diplomat, on 26 November.“We have become an important actor in global trade and we want to expand our trade cooperation with Sri Lanka as part of our expansion. We are now trying to make the needed reforms to join the EU and are targeting $ 500 billion exports across the world by 2023,” Alpman said.
Turkey and Sri Lanka signed an agreement on air transportation in December 2008. Turkey was the fastest growing economy in Europe in 2011 with 8.5% GDP growth and the 16th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $ 770 billion (2011).