Turkish prime minister said on Tuesday that Turkey and Egypt should raise their trade volume to 5 billion USD.
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said two countries actually had a trade volume around 3 billion USD, however they should raise it to 5 billion USD as soon as possible.
"Our businessmen actually have 1.5 billion USD of investment volume, and we are encouraging them," Erdogan told a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Essam Abdel Aziz Sharaf in Cairo.
Erdogan said 280 businessmen were accompanying him during his visit to Cairo, and he was willing to bring Turkish and Egyptian businessmen together.
The premier said Turkey and Egypt had over 150 million population and were situated in an area of 1,800,000 square meters.
"I believe that these two and strong countries are capable of preparing a bright and peaceful future for the region," Erdogan also said.
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