Poroshenko offers Turkey to store gas in Ukrainian underground sites
At a meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, particular attention was given to the prospects for the two countries' cooperation in trade, economy, investment, energy and transport, the Ukrainian president's press office said on Wednesday.
"Poroshenko and Davutoglu agreed to establish closer cooperation on issues relating to joint participation in developing energy infrastructure and international energy corridors. The Ukrainian head of state also expressed his readiness to allow Turkey to use Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities for gas storage," the spokesperson said.
Poroshenko also said that, to increase bilateral trade, it is important that the two countries open their markets to each other, and therefore speed up the talks over a free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey.
"The parties noted the importance of ensuring full use of Ukraine and Turkey's transit potentials. In this context, the Ukrainian president and the Turkish prime minister agreed to broaden cooperation in the sphere of international transportation services," the spokesperson said.