World Bulletin / News Desk
Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium is set to pay a visit in Turkey on October 15-19, Belgian ambassador in Ankara said.
More than 300 Belgian business people as well as several members of the Belgian cabinet will accompany the crown prince on his visit, Belgian envoy Pol de Witte told reporters in a press meeting on Monday.
Witte said Belgium wanted to improve trade ties with Turkey, adding that the Belgian business delegation would be the largest to visit a foreign country this year and the fifth biggest ever.
The ambassador said trade volume between Turkey and Belgium reached 7.8 billion euros in 2011 and that Belgian and Turkish exports were 4.7 billion euros and 3.1 billion euros, respectively.
Witte said Belgium was willing to boost trade with Turkey in information technologies, renewable energy, environmental technology, logistics and transportation as well as construction and infrastructure.
The Belgian delegation will meet with Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan in Istanbul and participate in a Turkey-Belgium Business Forum.
In Ankara, the Turkish capital, Prince Philippe will meet with Turkish President Abdullah Gul as well as with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2012, 13:36