On 30 March this year a working meeting took place between the First Deputy Head of the Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar Region Dzhambulat Khatuov and the Consul General of the Turkish Republic in Novorossiisk, Deha Erpek.
Mr Erpek was appointed to the post of Consul General of the Turkish Republic in Novorossiisk in November 2008, replacing Mr Evren Gursel.
During talks main areas of cooperation between Krasnodar Region and the Turkish Republic were discussed. Turkey has been one of the main external trade partners of the Region for several years. The trade turnover in 2008 between the two sides was $1.8 billion with a positive balance of trade of $161 million.
Priority areas for development of cooperation such as construction, the consumer sphere and industry were presented to the Turkish party, as well as proposals by manufacturers in Krasnodar Region interested in exporting their products and services to the Turkish Republic.
Further steps for strengthening bilateral cooperation were agreed, and a range of projects were identified for realisation on a bilateral basis.
Department of External Economic Activity of the Krasnodar Region