World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Turkey and Iran wanted to raise their bilateral trade volume to 30 billion USD by end 2013.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Iran's First-Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday, Erdogan stressed that "Turkey and Iran, with a combined population of about 150 million people, had the ability and the infrastructure to reach such a trade volume."
"We have reached a trade volume of 16.5 billion USD in 2011. My brother Rahimi and I have placed a goal for ourselves to raise our trade volume to 30 billion USD by end 2013," Erdogan noted.
Erdogan and Rahimi held a four hour tete-a-tete meeting and a meeting between respective delegations in Ankara on Thursday before the appeared at the joint press conference. The two leaders discussed Turkey-Iran relations in 2010-2011 and the point the relations stand today.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Ekim 2012, 09:32