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Saudi Arabia has suspended Turkish meat imports - Turkish union
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Ceyda Caglayan | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia formally suspended imports of meat, eggs and other products from Turkey earlier this month, the Turkish exporters’ union said, after a months-long informal boycott of Turkish goods over political tensions between the two regional rivals. REUTERS/Umit BektasTurkish exporters have reported increasing obstacles to trade in Saudi Arabia, as businessmen in the Gulf Arab state have led calls for bans on Turkish imports and as ties between the two countries deteriorated. Ankara says it has been told by Riyadh that there is no formal boycott, but the exporters’ union said it had been informed by Turkey’s trade ministry that imports of some Turkish goods had been suspended earlier this month. Turkey’s Exporters Assembly says exports to Saudi Arabia fell 16% in the first 10 months of this year to $2.23 billion. “Even though there was no official ban, we were unable to send many products to Saudi Arabia anyway, including chicken products,” said Sait Koca, general manager of a poultry company.
Persons: Tayyip Erdogan, Saudi King Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey’s, Ruhsar Pekcan, ” Pekcan, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Joe Biden, Erdogan, , Sait Koca, Weeks Organizations: REUTERS, , Reuters, Turkey’s Trade, World Trade Organisation, Saudi Locations: ISTANBUL, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Saudi, Ankara, Gulf, Istanbul, Riyadh, Sabah, U.S
G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Jan Strupczewski | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
"Family Photo" for annual G20 Summit World Leaders is projected onto Salwa Palace in At-Turaif, one of Saudi Arabia?s UNESCO World Heritage sites, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2020. Debt relief for Africa will be a main theme of the Italian presidency of the G20 in 2021. The change of U.S. leadership also raises hopes of a more concerted effort at G20 level to fight climate change. Under Trump, the United States pulled out of the Paris Agreement on fighting climate change, but the decision is likely to be reversed by President-elect Joe Biden. To help finance the fight again climate change the EU will push for the G20 to agree common global standards on what constitutes “green” investment.
Persons: , Charles Michel, Antonio Guterres, ” Michel, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, , Ursula von der Leyen Organizations: Heritage, REUTERS, European, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, Reuters, World Trade Organisation, European Union, Trump, Paris Agreement, EU Locations: BRUSSELS, Saudi Arabia, Diriyah, pandemics, Africa, Japan, China, South Korea, South Africa, United States, Paris, U.S
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