Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is coming for an official visit to Serbia in late September, and is bringing 150 Turkish businessmen with him.
The Turkish president is probably going to spend a few days in Serbia, and will meet with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic to discuss the most important regional and economic issues, as well as to re-assure everyone that Serbia and Turkey have good bilateral relations.
There could be a closure to certain business deals during Erdoğan’s visit that would be realized in Serbian textile industry and in privatization of our spas for which Turkish investors have expressed a lot of interest. Also, the two statesmen are going to discuss the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline which should run through Serbia too.
The meeting’s agenda was discussed on Monday by Vucic and the Undersecretary of the Turkish National Intelligence Organization, Hakan Fidan who is thought to be one of Erdoğan’s closes associates. The two sides also discussed the security challenges faced by both countries.
Vucic and Erdoğan already met in Istanbul in early July where Serbian president participated and was one of the keynote speakers at the 22nd Oil Conference. On the occasion, Vucic said that “Serbia respects Turkey’s power, as it respects itself”, and added that he believed that “the two countries could build a good and sincere friendship”.
(Vecernje Novosti, 07.08.2017)
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