Colombia seeks more Turkish investment

Colombia seeks more Turkish investment

ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Colombia seeks more Turkish investment

Colombian Vice President Garzon (L) meets with local businessmen over the weekend. AA photo

Colombia seeks more Turkish investors, according to Angelino Garzon, vise president of the South American country who visited Turkey for official talks over the weekend.

Garzon said at the Turkey-Colombia Trade and Investment Forum in Istanbul on Jan. 7 that he hoped the two countries would have better and firmer relations.

Garzon said Colombia grew 5.5 percent last year and expected to grow around the same percentage in 2012.

“Colombian exports reached $55 billion last year, up from $28 billion 10 years ago,” he added.

Garzon hoped to sign a free trade agreement with Turkey and called on Turkish businessmen to invest in his country.

Garzon underlined that Colombia had rich natural resources.