Daily Yomiuri, Japan
Japan, Turkey agree to start study on EPA
21 July 2012
Jiji Press: Japan and Turkey have agreed to launch a joint study on concluding an economic partnership agreement between the two countries.
The agreement was announced after Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan met with Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba and Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano in Tokyo on Thursday.
The joint study, which will involve the public and private sectors as well as academics, will look at a possible economic alliance from various perspectives.
During the meeting, Caglayan expressed his support for the joint study to begin soon.
The officials also agreed ministers from the two countries will meet regularly to discuss ways to expand trade and investment.