Türkiye and Japan have signed an agreement aimed at boosting trade and investment between the two countries.
The agreement, signed by trade ministers in Istanbul, includes provisions for a trade and investment summit, accelerating economic partnership, and expanding cooperation in third countries.
Turkish Trade Minister Ömer Bolat announced that the summit is planned to be organized in Tokyo in the near future.
Before the signing ceremony, Bolat and Yasutoshi Nishimura, the Japanese minister of economy, trade and industry, discussed economic relations between the two countries, the Turkish minister said.
The Japanese minister said that they discussed economic relations comprehensively.
Parties aim to increase economic relations to the level of strategic partnership, he added.
Touching on the February twin earthquakes in Türkiye, Nishimura said Japan will contribute to the recovery and reconstruction process in the quake-hit areas.