Turkish State Minister Selma Aliye Kavaf participated in the Turkish-Albanian business council meeting in Tirana, Albania on Friday.
Delivering a speech in the meeting, Kavaf said Turkey and Albania were the stability factors in Balkans and Albania was the strategic partner of Turkey in the region.
"Turkish investments in Albania were 35 million U.S. dollars in 2002, 100 million U.S. dollars in 2004 and investments have become 1 billion U.S. dollars currently. We are eager to boost trade volume between Turkey and Albania. Nearly 80 Turkish companies are operating in Albania," Kavaf said.
"We also want to improve cooperation in the areas of tourism and energy with Albania," she said.
Turkish foreign policy's main goal was to preserve peace and stability in the region, Kavaf added.
Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha also attended the Turkish-Albanian business council meeting and said there were great opportunities in Albania for Turkish businessmen.
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