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BELGRADE (Serbia), September 18 (SeeNews) - Turkish investors have expressed interest in the opening of 3,500 jobs in southern Serbia in the next three years, Serbia's government said.
The Turkish investors are satisfied with what they see in Serbia and the way they do business here, labour minister Zoran Djordjevic said, according to press release issued by the Serbian government on Sunday.
Talks will be held periodically with Turkish investors to explore all potential opportunities for cooperation, Djordjevic said after a meeting with a delegation of Turkish entrepreneurs.
The delegation included representatives of Turkish car parts maker Teklas, lender Halkbank, household appliances maker Beko as well as textile companies Aster Tekstil, LC Waikiki, Tibet Moda and Jeanci.
Last month, Serbian media reported that Erdogan plans an official visit to Belgrade at the end of September to discuss the potential participation of Serbia in the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project and cooperation in the textile industry.
Serbia's exports to Turkey rose by 10.8% to 30 billion dinars ($300.3 million/251.8 million euro) in 2016, while the country's imports from Turkey increased 18.1% to 74.3 billion dinars, according to data of Serbia's statistical office.
(1 euro = 119.071 dinars)