Erdoğan begins two-day visit to Serbia

Erdoğan begins two-day visit to Serbia

Erdoğan begins two-day visit to Serbia

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan began a two-day official visit to Serbia on Oct. 10.

Arriving on the evening of Oct. 9 after a one-day official visit to Ukraine, Erdoğan will spend Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 in the Balkan country.

A high-level delegation led by the Turkish leader was welcomed by President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic as well as cabinet ministers at Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade.

During the visit, Erdoğan will be accompanied by eight Turkish ministers and nearly 200 businesspeople.

The visit is expected to be dominated by trade deals and economic talks. The two leaders are also expected to attend the Turkey-Serbia Business Forum.

Erdoğan is scheduled to visit the Damad Ali Pasha Tomb in Belgrade Fortress, an Ottoman structure which is being renovated by a Turkish development agency.

Later on Oct. 11, Erdoğan will go to the southern Muslim-majority city of Novi Pazar, accompanied by a walkabout with Vucic.

The two men will also hold a meeting with the mayors of other cities in the region.

After the signing ceremony, Vucic and Erdoğan will walk through the main street of Novi Pazar to meet with locals.

The president is expected to return to Ankara later on Oct. 11.

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