Indonesia looks to double commerce with UAE as trade pact takes effect 

  • Date: 04-Sep-2023
  • Source: Arab News
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  • Country:UAE
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Indonesia looks to double commerce with UAE as trade pact takes effect 

MOSCOW: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, aiming to persuade him to return to a Ukraine grain export deal that helped ease a global food crisis.

Russia quit the deal in July — a year after it was brokered by the United Nations and Turkiye — complaining that its own food and fertilizer exports faced obstacles and that not enough Ukrainian grain was going to countries in need.

Putin told Erdogan they would discuss the Ukraine crisis and that Moscow was open about discussions on the grain deal.

Erdogan previously played a significant role in convincing Putin to stick with the deal.

“We are cautious, but we hope to achieve success,” Erdogan’s chief foreign policy and security adviser Akif Cagatay Kilic said in an interview on A Haber television channel.

Erdogan’s top economic policymakers are visiting Russia for meetings on Monday, a Turkish official who requested anonymity told Reuters. Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek and Hafize Gaye Erkan, the central bank governor, will attend meetings.

Putin told Erdogan things were moving ahead in the energy sphere with Turkiye and Erdogan said talks between the two countries’ central banks would be important.

The grain deal was aimed