Turkish President Erdogan Visits Serbia, Signs Dozens of Trade Deals

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Belgrade Tuesday for a two-day official visit. Erdogan met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić to discuss expansion of economic cooperation and regional matters.

The Turkish delegation, which includes government officials and almost 200 business leaders from Turkey, also met with Serbian counterparts and the two signed a dozen contracts, investment deals, and memorandums of understanding. President Vučić announced at a press conference on Tuesday that more deals and agreements between the two countries could be expected in the near future.

At a joint press conference after an hour-long meeting of the two presidents, Vučić also added, “Serbia feels Turkey is a friend. We are a friendly country to the Turskish people and state. This is how we have behaved and this is how we will behave.”

Both leaders focused on economic and trade matters between Serbia and Turkey, with Erdogan stating that he would like to see trade between the two countries grow three to five fold in the next few years.

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