French Minister of Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq said that her country was interested in Turkey's nuclear projects.
"We are interested in nuclear projects in Turkey. We want to strengthen our ties with Turkey again," Bricq told the Anadolu Agency after a meeting in Istanbul.
Bricq said trade relations could helpTurkey and France to ease tensions recently seen in political relations, adding that ties between the two countries were based on an economic partnership.
"France andTurkey are two great nations. We need Turkey and I believe Turkey would need as well a big partner like France," she said.
Bricq said Turkey and France had a trade volume of 15 billion euros, adding that her visit in Turkey was aimed to boost that figure.
The French minister also said she was set to meet with her Turkish counterpart and the Turkish energy minister on Wednesday.