Ergin addresses Turkish-Croatian JEC meeting

Ergin said the council aimed at boosting the trade volume between the two countries up to $1 billion by 2013.

Ergin addresses Turkish-Croatian JEC meeting

Chairman of the Turkey-Croatia Joint Economic Council (JEC), Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said the council aimed at boosting the trade volume between the two countries up to $1 billion by 2013.

Ergin who addressed the Turkish-Croatian Business council Wednesday at the TOBB Plaza in Istanbul said Turkey-Croatia JEC aimed to reflect the close and substantial cooperation between the two countries in the political realm to the commercial and economic ties.

He said promotion of commercial and economic ties between the two countries required businessmen from the two countries to get together more often.

"Our countries --which aim to become centers of attraction in their regions-- can cooperate towards this goal only through trade and investments to be undertaken by the businessmen from the two countries. We believe in concerted development in the region," said Ergin.

Ergin said the bilateral trade volume which declined from $434 million in 2008 to $330 million in 2009, picked up again in the first 10 months of 2010. He said Turkey and Croatia aimed at boosting their bilateral trade volume up to $1 billion by 2013.

He pointed out that reciprocal investments were also important, adding that the number of Turkish investments and businessmen in Croatia were few when compared to other countries in the region.

He said the number of Croatian companies operating in Turkey were only 13.

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