Venezuela and Turkey are evaluating developing joint projects in the land, water, rail and air transport sector, the Caribbean country’s Minister of Transportation, Ramón Velásquez, reported on Tuesday.
As reported by the official on his Twitter account, he held a meeting with a Turkish delegation that is visiting Venezuela, headed by the Turkish Minister of Commerce, Mehmet Muş.
For his part, the Minister of Tourism of the Caribbean country, Alí Padrón, indicated on the same social network that he also met with Muş, as well as with the Vice Minister of Commerce, Mustafa Tuzcu, and the president of the Exporters Assembly, Mustafa Gültepe. .
None of the officials detailed what was discussed in the meetings.
The Turkish minister arrived in Venezuela on Sunday, together with a group of 69 businessmen, for a business round.
The business association of the Caribbean country highlighted on Monday the importance of strengthening and achieving greater commercial exchanges with Turkey, after a meeting between businessmen from both countries.
“It is very convenient for us and it is important for the country to consolidate and achieve this exchange so that the frequency of ships that exists today between Turkey and Venezuela and the air frequency is maintained,” said the president of Fedecámaras, Carlos Fernández, in statements to media, without offering details of the number and frequency of these connections.
For her part, the executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, highlighted that “Turkey’s imports from Venezuela reached almost 692 million dollars”, between 2010 and 2022, mainly in the areas of metals, iron and steel.