Turkey wants to sign free trade deal with India

Gul said that Turkish and Indian businessmen could cooperate especially in the areas of energy, transportation, software, banking and communications.

Turkey wants to sign free trade deal with India

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said that recent high-level visits between Turkey and India revived their rooted and friendly relations, adding, "current conjuncture is very fruitful for new business deals."

President Gul partook in a luncheon hosted in his honor by Indian business circles as part of his state visit to India.

"Turkey-India relations have a history of nearly a thousand years. Recent high-level visits between our countries have revived those rooted and friendly relations," he said at the luncheon.

"India will soon become the world's second biggest economy. And Turkey is the sixth biggest economy of Europe. Accordingly, there is a great potential of cooperation between the two countries. During the talks, Turkish and Indian parties expressed their political determination to further improve their economic relations," he said.

President Gul told Indian businessmen, "India will build a new network of highways throughout the country. It also plans to invest some 500 billion USD in its infrastructure projects. Turkish businessmen want to take part in those projects."

He said that Turkish and Indian businessmen could cooperate especially in the areas of energy, transportation, software, banking and communications.

President Gul added that a free trade agreement would be signed between Turkey and India soon.

President Gul is set to meet with Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and leaders of ruling and opposition parties later in the day.

He will also partake Indian in a banquet to be hosted in his honor by President Pratibha Patil of India.


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