President Erdoğan and Venezuela President Maduro on Monday attended the Turkey-Venezuela Business Forum, where the pair signed several deals which were followed by a joint news conference.
“We are making efforts to diversify and deepen cooperation with Venezuela in every field through a win-win understanding,” Erdoğan stated. “We resolve to preserve the momentum we have achieved over the past two years and to enhance our relations further,”
Erdoğan said at a news conference alongside his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in the capital Caracas. “We hope that high-level visits between officials of the two countries will increasingly continue,” he added.
Underscoring that bilateral trade between Turkey and Venezuela had jumped to over US$1 billion in 2018, a more than sixfold increase over the previous year, Erdoğan cited cooperation in various fields, including infrastructure, defense and energy.