World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said that Turkish and Hungarian officials were given instructions to ease visa procedures for the citizens of both countries.
Speaking at a joint press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, Prime Minister Erdogan stated that preparations were being made for easier visas with Hungary.
"We want to lift all obstacles for our businesspeople, students, academicians, artists and athletes," Erdogan noted.
"We have partnership with Hungary in the military and political fields. Our economic and commercial relations move forward every passing day. I believe that we can have highly important partnerships in the cultural sphere as our infrastructures are very suitable for this," Erdogan noted.
"My counterpart Orban and I discussed Turkey-Hungary relations and where we are headed until 2015," Erdogan said.
"I have to express with pleasure that there is no political problem between our two countries. By making use of this fact, we can develop the upcoming process in a different way," Erdogan indicated.
"Our cooperation in the military field is known. We are together in NATO. Hungary has always been with us in our EU process. I thank Hungary on behalf of my nation and myself," Erdogan stated.
"We had a trade volume of 1.7 billion USD in 2012. Our target is to reach 5 billion USD by 2015," Erdogan said.
"From a cultural perspective, the opening of a Yunus Emre Culture Center in Hungary is an important step. We have rented a building for the center and it will be operational very soon," Erdogan said.
"Likewise, we would be happy to see an Hungarian cultural center in Turkey," Erdogan also stated.Last Mod: 05 Şubat 2013, 17:47