The Turkish president said on Thursday that Turkey and Argentina had the political will to improve their bilateral relations.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner held a joint press conference in capital Ankara following their bilateral meeting, talks between Turkish and Argentine delegations and signing of several agreements between the two countries.
Speaking at the press conference, Gul said he had held a long tete-a-tete meeting with Kirchner during which they had the chance to discuss numerous issues that concerned Turkey and Argentina.
"It is very important that the two countries have the political will to carry their relations one step further," the president said.
Gul said that both Turkey and Argentina were G-20 countries and they were emerging economies with great potentials.
Noting that his Argentine counterpart had arrived in Turkey accompanied by a crowded business delegation, Gul said Kirchner would address the Turkey-Argentina Business Forum on Friday.
Pointing to Turkish firms' major investments in Argentina, Gul called on Argentine businessmen to invest in Turkey.
Commenting on Turkey's Latin America move as well, Gul said Turkish officials had been paying visits to Latin American countries frequently since 2006, besides, Turkey had started opening new embassies in the continent.
"Our bilateral trade is growing and our political talks are increasing. All these developments show how wide the horizon of our relations is," Gul noted.
President Gul and I discussed the G20 and the UN Security Council. We discussed the importance of reforming the UN, Kirchner said.
Turkey and Argentine share special bonds. We want to develop our relations with Turkey, Kirchner also said.
President Kirchner will meet a delegation from Turkey's Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD) in Istanbul on Friday.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan also met with Kirchner in Ankara on Thursday.