This Sunday, August 19, 2018, a consulate of Serbia opened in Antalya, and Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic and Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu held a joint press conference.
Dacic wished lots of luck to the honorary consul, Fikret Ozturk, and thanked him for accepting this responsible position. Dacic is convinced that Ozturk and his family will contribute to establishing closer ties and cooperation between the two countries.
He pointed out that there had been nearly 100,000 tourists from Turkey in in Serbia in 2017, but also numerous tourists from Serbia in Turkey.
– I believe that the results could be even better. Our two countries have abolished visa requirements. That is one of the greatest degrees of friendship between countries. We've also implemented a free trade regime, so we keep on cooperating – Dacic added.
He emphasized the effort to have the cooperation encompass all fields, from politics, through economy, culture and education, to sports.
Cavusoglu said that the relations with Serbia were excellent and that he had discussed bilateral relations and regional issues with his colleague.
He pointed out that the friendship of the leaders of the two countries and the activities of the governments lead to a constant progress in economic relations and that the volume of the bilateral trade had reached nearly a billion dollars. The aim, Cavusoglu points out, is to reach the amount of USD 3 billion in the first stage.
He reminded of numerous Turkish enterprises whose investments in Serbia constantly grow, as well as the number of tourists from Turkey visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. He reminded of the agreement reached concerning the project of the Belgrade-Sarajevo and Turkey's support.
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