Turkey, Ukraine agree to ease visa procedures

Turkey and Ukraine announced on Wednesday they have agreed in principle to exempt the citizens of each other from the visa procedures for 60 days.

The announcement was made in a joint press conference here by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych here.

Turkey has been promised that the visa-free travel in Ukraine for Turkish citizens will be up to 60 days.

Ukrainian people will also be exempted from visa for their travels to Turkey up to 60 days, said Yanukovych.

“We want to improve relations between Turkish and Ukrainian people,” said Ukrainian President, “while at the same time strengthening cooperation between businessmen.” Turkish premier also touched on the economic relations between two countries, and said, “We can reach a trading volume of USD 20 billion till the end of 2015 if we agree on a free trade agreement with Ukraine.” Erdogan stressed that Turkey’s points of view on regional and global issues were almost the same as Ukraine’s.

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