Turkish president says economic cooperation between Ankara, Zagreb will contribute to regional development as well
Turkiye and Croatia are partner countries and momentum in bilateral cooperation is “promising,” the Turkish president said on Thursday.
“Turkiye and Croatia are partner countries in terms of their regional locations and economies. The momentum we have achieved in economic and commercial cooperation in recent years is promising,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the Turkiye-Croatia Business Forum in the capital Zagreb, the last stop of his three-nation Balkan tour, after Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia.
Erdogan said bilateral trade volume exceeded $760M in the first eight months of 2022, adding: “Our new target is $2 billion in the short term.”
“Our companies carry out strategic works in various sectors, especially in energy,construction, infrastructure, tourism and banking,” he stressed.
The president called on businesspeople to make efforts to strengthen bilateral economic relations.
Hailing Turkish drones, Erdogan said: “Thanks to the step we took by reading the future in unmanned aerial vehicle technologies, we are one of the three most successful countries in the world in this field today.”
“I believe that the comprehensive economic and commercial cooperation between Turkiye and Croatia will contribute to the development of the region as well as our countries,” he added.