The first Turkish-Greek Business Forum was held in Thessaloniki, Greece on Thursday.
Speaking at the opening of the forum, chairperson Selim Egeli of Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) said that political ties between Turkey and Greece had gained a sustainable stability lately and such development provided great economic and commercial opportunities for both countries.
Egeli said Turkish and Greek governments' determination to overcome the existing problems between Turkey and Greece was the biggest assurance for the future of the two countries' economic relations.
"We need to get to know each other better. We should come together more and create the necessary business platforms for our investors," Egeli noted.
Moreover, Jannot Apikyan, the head of Greek-Turkish Chamber of Commerce of Northern Greece, said that Turkey and Greece, which were two neighboring countries, had remarkable opportunities to improve their economic cooperation.
Apikyan said it would be more advantageous if the two countries strengthened their economic ties instead of competing with each other.
Apikyan also noted that Greek companies could freely carry out activities in Turkey, adding Turkish investors in Greece should also be provided with similar facilities.
The next meeting of the Turkish-Greek Business Forum will be held in Komotini, Greece on January 14-15, 2011, officials said.