World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Czech Republic on Sunday to hold several meetings.
Erdogan will hold meetings in Czech Republic on Monday, and then he will proceed to Slovakia, and Hungary.
EU Minister Egemen Bagis, Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu will accompany Erdogan during his visits.
Turkey-Czech Republic trade volume in the first ten months of 2012 was 2.2 billion USD.
Erdogan said that Turkey was willing to increase trade volume with Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
We will take steps to help these countries investing in our country in the future, added Erdogan who spoke to reporters before he left for Czech Republic.
Erdogan said that he would hold meetings in Czech Republic on Monday, and then he would proceed to Slovakia, and then to Hungary on Wednesday.
My visit to Slovakia will be a first on prime minister level from Turkey, he added.
These three countries are supporting Turkey's membership to the EU, said Erdogan, adding that Turkey's relations with those countries were developing rapidly.
Bilateral relations, EU, Cyprus issue, Syria, Palestine, Middle East, Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Balkans will be discussed during the meetings, said Erdogan.
Nearly 80 businessmen will accompany Erdogan.
Turkey-Czech Republic trade volume in the first ten months of 2012 was 2.2 billion USD, while it was 1.5 billion USD with Hungary, and 1.3 billion USD with Slovakia.Last Mod: 03 Şubat 2013, 15:52