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President Invites Turkish Investors to Slovenia

Istanbul, 16 January (STA) - President Borut Pahor addressed an investment conference in Istanbul on Thursday, calling on Turkish investors to invest in Slovenia. "Turkey is of strategic importance for Slovenia and we have to boost cooperation at all levels," he told the event held as part of a two-day official visit to the country.

Pahor told more than 80 Turkish business executives at the conference that Turkey and Slovenia have a long-lasting friendship and mutual respect, which is very important for economic cooperation between the countries.

The president labelled Turkey's goal to become one of the ten biggest economies in the world in the next ten years as inspiring and worthy of praise, according to a press release from Pahor's office.

Pahor presented Slovenia to potential investors as a dynamic, open and export-oriented country and invited them to come to visit. He highlighted the human potential and the exceptional geo-political position of Slovenia.

According to him, there are numerous opportunities for strategic investments in Slovenia, while Slovenia is very interesting for Turkey because the countries have signed a number of important agreements, including the 2011 strategic partnership.

On the first day of the visit on Wednesday, Pahor was received in Ankara by his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gül, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek, with the talks focusing on bilateral cooperation.

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