Serbia and Turkey sign 12 intergovernmental agreements

Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed in Belgrade a joint political declaration on the establishment of the High Council for Serbian-Turkish Cooperation.

Vucic thanked the Turkish president on bringing close to 200 Turkish business people with him, and announced that the Turkish textile company, Taypa would open a production facility in the town of Kraljevo and hire 2,500 people.

According to the Serbian president, Serbia and Turkey signed 12 intergovernmental agreements with four more being signed tomorrow (11th October) in Novi Pazar.

Vucic also said that he was very happy with the signed agreements and the level of mutual understanding, and explained that the said declaration stipulates that the High Council meets once a year, as well as for the ministers from both countries to meet several times annually, whether in Serbia or Turkey.

“Nobody, apart from Turkish companies, wants to operate in small towns like Lebane, Vladicin Han and Krupanj. This will save them”, Vucic said. Erdogan replied that he would do his utmost to provide support to Turkish investors to invest in Serbia. He also reminded that Turkish companies in Serbia employed over 8,000 workers, and that that number would double next year.

The external trade between the two countries currently stands at 800 million USD, and it could exceed 1 billion USD by the year-end. The aim is to reach 5 billion USD as soon as possible – the Turkish president added.

As for the energy sector, Erdogan said that that Serbia would get gas via the Turkish Stream gas pipeline as soon as possible. “The Turkish Stream is a gas pipeline that runs through the Black Sea region, via Turkey to Europe. This is a project that we are implementing together with Russia”, he explained.

(eKapija, 10.10.2017)


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