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New era of passport-free travel between Turkey and Ukraine

Staff Writer | March 15, 2017
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yldirim and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman agreed to allow their citizens to travel to each other's countries without passports.
Ukraine airport
Travel   Three main targets for 2017
"I believe that with the signed agreement, tourism, economy activities and mutual investment between Ukraine and Turkey will improve faster," Yildirim said at a news conference with Groysman in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

The two countries signed agreements in travel and education.

Yildirim said the agreement would enable citizens of Turkey and Ukraine to travel to each other's countries with their national identities.

"Thus, it will be a serious beginning on the path to achieving the targeted $20 billion trade volume," he added.

The premier said the two countries had "three main targets" for 2017, namely, creating a free trade zone, protecting mutual investments and preventing double taxation.

He said Groysman's first official visit to Turkey also coincided with the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Ukraine.