Ljubljana, 12 June (STA) - A delegation of business executives from Kayseri, Turkey, visited Slovenia on Thursday. The meeting with representatives of Slovenian companies at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) established that while trade between the countries is growing, there is still room for improvement.
According to Slovenia's honorary consul in Kayseri Harun Hasyüncü, the delegation featured representatives of companies from the food, mining, textile, construction and logistics industry. Members of the delegation were also interested in Slovenian industrial machinery.
Nurdan Camlibel Aydin of the Turkish Embassy in Slovenia noted that bilateral economic cooperation could be boosted primarily in construction, transport, renewable energy sources, automotive industry, chemical industry, machine manufacture and IT.
The value of Turkish direct investments in Slovenia in 2012 stood at EUR 5.8m, according to Matej Skočir of the SPIRIT agency for the promotion of enterprise, investment and tourism, who believes that the number could be considerably higher.
Skočir singled out tourism, which brings 12% of the country's GDP, among the main opportunities for Turkish investors.
In 2013, Slovenia imported EUR 266m in goods from Turkey, mainly motor vehicles, magnesite and drugs, while exporting EUR 214m in goods, primarily coatings, car parts and paper.