Turkey invites India to next Afghan meeting in Istanbul

Gul said Thursday that Turkey had extended an invitation to India to participate in an upcoming meeting in Istanbul on Afghanistan.

Turkey invites India to next Afghan meeting in Istanbul

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Thursday that Turkey had extended an invitation to India to participate in an upcoming meeting in Istanbul on Afghanistan.

Turkey's and India's policies are "similar" in that both countries are helping Afghanistan maintain stability. So, we have invited India to take part in an economic cooperation meeting which will be held in Istanbul," Gul told Turkish reporters covering his visit to the country.

Gul said India had security concerns in its region, adding that Turkey appreciated the New Delhi administration's "efforts to help the Afghan government".

The Turkish president urged Turkish investors to seek business opportunities in India, adding that the country attached great importance to foreign investments.

Gul stressed India was planning to make investments worth of 500 billion USD in the near future, including the construction sector, which he said would offer a big opportunity for Turkish construction firms.

Gul said India had extended support for Turkey's non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council, adding that Turkey would support India for its bid to have a seat in the Council for the term of 2011-2012.

The Turkish president said Turkey would open three more consulates in India, adding that Turkey's national air carrier was also planning to launch additional flights to three more destinations in the country.


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