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Montenegro envoy calls on Turkey businesses to invest in country

September 23, 2021 at 5:27 pm

People wave Turkish flags in Izmir, Turkey on 17 March 2019 [Evren Atalay/Anadolu Agency]

Montenegro’s envoy to Ankara has called on Turkish businesses to invest in the Balkan country to achieve the bilateral trade volume target of $250 million by 2022.

Montenegro offers great opportunities to Turkish businesses in tourism, energy, metal processing, furniture, IT and agriculture sectors, Perisa Kastratovic told at a virtual news conference today.

“If we initiate joint ventures, these are the sectors where we can have the best cooperation,” Kastratovic said, adding that Montenegro can benefit from Turkey’s expertise especially in tourism and furniture.

Stressing that economic diplomacy is Montenegro’s priority, Kastratovic said: “Within this context, we see Turkey as a significant economic partner, and are open to Turkish companies and investments.”

He added: “We want to improve bilateral trade and overall relations with Turkey.”

The envoy said foreign trade will help increase and value addition to exports, and create new opportunities and markets, adding that the bilateral “friendly relations” were further enhanced during the COVID-19 pandemic as Turkey was one of the first countries that provided aid to Montenegro.

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