Erdoğan arrives in Belgrade for two-day visit as Turkey, Serbia boost cooperation

Published 10.10.2017 02:05
Updated 10.10.2017 07:54
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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in Belgrade on Monday for an official two-day visit. The President was greeted by his Serbian counterpart and ministers upon his arrival in Nikola Tesla International Airport.

Erdoğan was accompanied by a large delegation including Chief of Turkish General Staff Hulusi Akar, Deputy Prime Minister Fikri Işık, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Energy Minister Berat Albayrak, EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.

Erdoğan is scheduled to meet his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic and the country's parliament speaker. They will also hold talks on bilateral issues and sign a range of agreements.

The leaders are also expected to attend the Turkey-Serbia Business Forum.

Erdoğan will also visit the Damad Ali Pasha Tomb in Belgrade Fortress, an Ottoman structure which is undergoing renovation by a Turkish development agency.

He will also visit the Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Fountain, another Ottoman-era structure in Belgrade, before going to the southern Muslim-majority city of Novi Pazar on Wednesday.

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