Turkish and Montenegrin tourism ministers signed Thursday an agreement on cooperation in tourism.
Turkey's Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay and his Montenegrin counterpart Predrag Sekulic inked the deal at a ceremony in Istanbul.
Speaking at the ceremony, Gunay said that Turkey was willing to further improve ties with Balkan countries and Montenegro.
"The Balkans has a special place in Turkey's political and cultural history," Gunay said.
Under the deal, Turkey and Montenegro will work together on education and training, joint destinations and facilitating legal procedures between the two countries.
Turkey is the 7th country by international tourist arrivals in 2010 and it is also one of the top ten countries by the tourism revenue generated. Turkey expects to host more than 30 million tourists in 2011.
Gunay said Turkish companies could make tourism investments in Montenegro, adding that the two countries could work together in restoration of historical buildings.
For his part, Montenegrin minister Sekulic said that Turkey and his country had historical ties. He said Montenegro would welcome Turkish investors.
"Turkey has a great influence on Montenegrin culture. We respect that," Sekulic said.
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