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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that during the Seventh Meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council between Ukraine and Turkey "absolutely clear instructions were given to accelerate the completion of negotiations on reaching agreements and preparation for signing the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Ukraine and Turkey."

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"We are confident that these figures of twenty - 20% increase in trade turnover, 20% increase in investment, 20% increase in the number of tourists visiting Turkey, including using ID-cards - it is today an important and great achievement. But we set even more ambitious goals with Mr. President," Poroshenko noted during the joint press conference with the President of Turkey, according to the Ukrainian president's press service.

"We have decided to sign the Free Trade Agreement by the end of the year. We believe that due to this, we will achieve the goal - the trade turnover in the amount of $10 billion," Erdogan said.