President Erdoğan hails Turkey-Hungary cooperation
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 9 praised cooperation between Ankara and Budapest, describing it as “exemplary.”
“We are working hard mutually with Hungary, with which we have deep and rooted ties, to improve our cooperation,” Erdoğan wrote on Twitter, following his two-day official visit to the country.
“Our cooperation with Hungary within the scope of international organizations such as NATO, the Council of Europe and the European Union is exemplary,” Erdoğan added.
Erdoğan said relations between the two countries boosted after a high-level strategic cooperation council was established in 2013.
The bilateral trade volume between the two countries climbed to $ 2.6 billion in 2017, he added.
“We will move forward with concrete steps to reach $5 billion trade volume,” Erdoğan added.
The Turkish president paid the visit to Hungary between Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 upon the invitation of his Hungarian counterpart Janos Ader.
Erdoğan was accompanied by his wife Emine Erdoğan, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalin and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
He also met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and addressed a business forum.
After the business meeting, Erdoğan officially inaugurated the restored Tomb of Gul Baba in the capital Budapest and paid a visit to the Budapest Turkish Memorial Cemetery.
At the cemetery, Erdoğan laid a wreath at the tomb of an unknown soldier, alongside Orban.