President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Greece on Dec. 7-8, the presidency's press information center confirmed on Saturday.
Erdoğan -- upon the invitation of Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos -- will embark on the two-day official visit, where bilateral relations and regional issues are expected to be discussed.
Presidential aide Ibrahim Kaın, also commented on Erdoğan's upcoming visit, saying it "will take the two countries' relations to a higher leve."
He will be the first Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years. Celal Bayar was the last Turkish president to visit Greece, in 1952.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu previously pointing to the recent high-level visits to Greece from Turkey, saying that Erdoğan's visit would complement the previous meetings.
The minister said a High-Level Cooperation Council meeting would take place in Thessaloniki in February, noting three planned projects between the two countries.
The first one concerns ferry services to transport passengers and goods from Turkey's western Izmir province to Thessaloniki, Çavuşoğlu said.
The second one is a high-speed train service project between Istanbul and Thessaloniki, and the third project is a bridge between Greece's Kipoi and Turkey's Ipsala border crossings.
Erdoğan will be the first Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years. Celal Bayar was the last Turkish president to visit Greece, in 1952.
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