Turkey wants to raise Crotia trade volume to $1 bln

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey saw Croatia as a crucial country for stability in the Balkans and Europe.

Turkey wants to raise Crotia trade volume to $1 bln

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday Turkey saw Croatia as a crucial country for stability in the Balkans and Europe.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Croatia's Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Gordan Jandrokovic, Minister Davutoglu said that Jandrokovic and he discussed bilateral relations and made a decision to meet each other at least once every year.

Turkey looks at Croatia as an important center for stability in the Balkans and Europe. While we do not share borders with Croatia, we look at Croatia as a neighbor. Turkey's political relations with Croatia are excellent, Davutoglu said.

We want to raise our trade volume with Crotia to one billion USD from the current 400 million USD. We will encourage Turkish businesspeople to make more investments in Croatia. The Turkish-Croatian Business Council will convene soon, Davutoglu said.

We will continue to work with Croatia in all international organizations, beginning with NATO, Davutoglu said.

Jandrokovic, in his part, said that there were no problems in Croatia's relations with Turkey and that relations were friendly.

The two sides are willing to promote relations, Jandrokovic said.

We are pleased to see the similar approach of Turkey and Croatia to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jandrokovic said.

During our talks in Ankara, we discussed cooperation in the energy field, Jandrokovic said.

Touching on the developments in south-east Europe, Jandrokovic said that future meetings would focus on how countries could contribute to stability and peace in the region.

Earlier in the day, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Croatia's Foreign Affairs & European Integration Minister Gordan Jandrokovic and Bosnia-Herzegovina's Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj met within the scope of the Turkey-Bosnia & Herzegovina-Croatia foreign ministers' trilateral consultation mechanism in Ankara.


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