The EU said it would continue to raise the issue until its concerns, first expressed in October 2017, were disseminated. Argentina and Chile said they were still working to provide answers to the EU. Kenichiro Yamanishi, chairman of the Japan-Turkey Economic Commission of the Japan Business Federation (KEİDANREN), said they wanted to hear president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan`s and Commerce Minister Pekcan`s expectations of Japanese companies. “We are closely monitoring the Turkish economy, including exchange rate movements. We want to quickly sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement between the two countries,” Yamanishi added. “God willing, our trade volume with the Economic Partnership Agreement will be greater and more balanced,” Cavusoglu said.