10/28/2009

Turkey and Serbia sign bilateral pacts

BalkanInsight.com - The presidents of Turkey and Serbia, Abdullah Gul and Boris Tadic, agreed in a Belgrade meeting on Monday that the two countries' relations constitute a "strategic partnership". Gul, the first Turkish Head of State to visit Serbia since 1986, arrived in Belgrade for a two-day state visit, as the two countries look to strengthen their economic and political ties. Since "Belgrade and Serbia are located at a key position in the Balkans”, Gul said that Turkish companies are interested in infrastructure projects in Serbia, such as highway Corridor 10. Serbia and Turkey signed five bilateral agreements in the Belgrade meeting including an agreement on cooperation in the area of infrastructure projects and an agreement on economic cooperation.

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