President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the remarks at a joint press conference after the signing ceremony of the agreements with Algerian President Tebbun. Regarding the visit of Finland and Sweden to Ankara for NATO membership, President Erdoğan said, “Will they come to convince us? Don’t get tired. We will not say ‘yes’ to those who impose sanctions on Turkey entering NATO in this process.”
Here are the important statements from President Erdoğan:
We are giving a new impetus to our relations with this historic visit made at the level of the President of the Republic after 17 years from Algeria to our country.
This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of our diplomatic relations. We share a common history that goes back 500 years. It was fortunate to hold our first meeting to this day. We mutually reaffirmed our determination to further our cooperation.
PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN ANNOUNCES NEW TARGET IN TRADE
In 2020, we had set our target of 5 billion dollars during our visit. Despite the pandemic, we reached the level of 4.2 billion dollars. Today we raised the bar and set a new goal. We will reach the goal of 10 billion dollars. As Turkey, we stand by our Algerian brothers in every matter. Our investors are also closely following this process. More than 1400 Turkish companies are strengthening Algeria’s strong economy.
Our work in the fields of energy and mining, where joint investments have started in the recent past, will increase the prosperity of our countries.