Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said Friday that Turkey is ready to expand its cooperation under the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and work with China in many fields after the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Turkish Minister made the remarks during a phone meeting with her Chinese Counterpart, Zhong Shan, in which she invited Chinese firms to invest in Turkey.

The Two Ministers also discussed issues regarding bilateral trade, including agricultural exports, the agenda of a joint economic commission between both sides, cooperation in civil aviation and the facilitation of commercial visas, among other topics.

The Chinese Belt & Road Initiative aims to improve regional integration, facilitate trade and investment and boost economic growth by building infrastructure networks that connect Asia with Africa, Europe and beyond.