Erdogan: Our goal in trade with Greece is $10 billion

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that his country aims to reach $10 billion in trade with Greece.

This came during his meeting with his Greek counterpart, Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, prior to their discussions in Athens.

Erdogan added: “I believe that the fifth meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council will be a way to strengthen and continue the new era between Turkey and Greece.”

He added: “We aim to raise the volume of our trade with Greece from $5.5 billion to $10 billion, and we will discuss the steps we can take in this regard and in what areas.”

The Turkish President expressed his happiness at visiting Athens, 6 years after his last visit.

Earlier Thursday, Erdogan arrived in the Greek capital, Athens, as part of an official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The two leaders are expected to chair the fifth meeting of the high-level Turkish-Greek Cooperation Council.