Turkey wants enhanced trade relations with Bangladesh to substantially increase bilateral trade volume between the two countries, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said Wednesday.
"Turkish President (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) is committed to enhancing ties with Bangladesh. Trade should exceed US$ 2 billion," he told reporters at State guesthouse Padma referring to his recent discussion with the Turkish President.
Turkey mainly imports jute yarns and twine, jute manufacturers knitwear, woven garments, leather and ceramics from Bangladesh. Its main export items to Bangladesh include iron and steel construction material, cotton, milk and milk products, machines and their components, textile machinery, spices, generators.
While receiving a gift of medical equipment sent by the Turkish President through its Ambassador in Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan, Foreign Minister Dr Momen said the relations between the two countries will grow in the future.