Turkey tells Tatarstan 'Brothers rediscover each other'

Turkish president Gul spoke at at the Turkish-Tatar Business Forum which was also attended by Tatarstan's President Shaimiev in Kazan.

Turkey tells Tatarstan 'Brothers rediscover each other'

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Saturday at one period Turkey and Tatarstan were not aware of each other.

Speaking at the Turkish-Tatar Business Forum which was also attended by Tatarstan's President Mintimer Shaimiev in Kazan, Gul said, "the world has changed. Relations get developed and brothers discover each other. New cooperations are being established in all fields".

The two presidents toured the stands of Turkish firms and received information from authorities on investment opportunities, investments and projects as well as on Turkish companies that have invested in Tatarstan.

Gul called on businessmen to make more business, run after common goals,cooperate in all fields and not just in industry and construction.

"The trade volume between Turkey and Tatarstan was 27 million USD in 2002 and it reached three billion USD in 2008. This is an unbelievable progress in five years. I believe such economic relations will continue with Tatarstan," Gul said.

"President Shaimiev and I agreed on encouraging more investments in our respective countries", Gul also said.

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