Turkish President Abdullah Gul will travel to Slovenia on a formal visit on Wednesday.
President's Press Office released a statement and said Gul's visit takes place in July 14-15, 2010 upon an invitation from Slovenian President Donilo Turk who had paid a visit to Turkey last year.
Gul and Turk are expected to exchange views on political, economic, commercial and cultural relations between Turkey and Slovenia as well as cooperation opportunities and daily regional and international problems.
Gul is scheduled to meet with Slovenian National Assembly Speaker Pavel Gantar, Prime Minister Borut Pahor and Mayor of Ljubljana Zoran Jankovich.
Gul and Turk will attend Turkish-Slovenian Business Council on July 15, and Gul will address the businessmen.
The statement said, "relations between Turkey and Slovenia continue to improve in every area. There are comprehensive economic, commercial and cultural relations as well as friendly relations between the two countries. Slovenia supports Turkey's bid to be a full member of the EU. Turkey and Slovenia have similar point of view on regional and international matters and share common global values. The two countries contribute to the stability and peace of their own regions."
Turkish-Slovenian business council
Turkish-Slovenian Business Council is set to be held in Ljubljana on July 15.
A press release issued by the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) said the Council meeting would be held on the sidelines of Turkish President Abdullah Gul's upcoming visit to Slovenia between July 14 and 16.
DEIK said Slovenia, a key distribution center for central Europe, could serve as an important logistic base for Turkish exporters.
It said Slovenia managed to increase its foreign trade with Turkey ten folds in the last decade from USD 86 million in 1999 to USD 844 million in 2009.
President Gul as well as DEIK Chairman Rifat Hisarciklioglu accompanied by 30 businessmen from Turkey will attend the business council.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 13 Temmuz 2010, 18:02