"Our bilateral relations are excellent, Turkey and Slovenia have a common vision on the most important international issues, particularly that of the Balkans," Erdogan said after talks with the Slovenian Prime Minister, the conservative Janez Jansa.
"I cannot fail to remember that Slovenia has always backed Turkey's EU aspirations, and for this we are grateful," added Erdogan, the first Turkish Prime Minister to visit Slovenia since it gained independence from Yugoslavia 20 years ago. Jansa remarked that Slovenia is in desperate need of foreign investment, while Erdogan made a direct appeal to Turkish entrepreneurs to look for opportunities in the country, particularly in construction and infrastructure.
"Trade between the two countries is balanced, but not all cooperation possibilities have yet been exhausted," Jansa said, adding that Turkey had been spared by the global economic crisis and is now an economic powerhouse with great interest in investing in Europe. (ANSAmed).