Guatemala is interested in negotiating a trade agreement with Turkey

Updated Oct 5, 2021
EFE.- Guatemala is interested in negotiating a Partial Scope Agreement (AAP) with Turkey for its "excellent" infrastructure and for being a gateway to the Middle East and Eastern Europe, said the Vice Minister of Economy, Lisardo Bolaños on Monday. The official commented at a press conference that there is an absence of Latin American products in the markets for Turkish consumers, as he was able to observe in a recent visit he made to that country, which opens a possibility for Guatemala to negotiate the AAP with Turkey. "We hope to make progress in the coming months (on this issue) because Turkey can become a gateway to the Middle East and Eastern Europe thanks to the ports it has and its excellent infrastructure," emphasized Bolaños, head of Investment and Competition at the Guatemalan economic portfolio. The deputy minister explained that there is still no date to start negotiating the trade agreement, although he announced that next February Minister Antonio Malouf could visit ...
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