Turkish, Greek premiers set to participate in Istanbul
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras are set to participate in a joint business event on Monday in Istanbul that seeks to boost trade between the two countries, the event's host said Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported.
Erdogan and Samaras will address the Turkish-Greek Business Forum co-hosted by Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board, or DEIK, and Turkish Exporters' Assembly at Istanbul's Ciragan Palace.
Samaras will make a high profile appearance at the event with 10 of his cabinet members and a large group of Greek businesspeople.
The Greek minister is expected to discuss his government's plans for the privatization of state-own enterprises worth of as high as $70 billion.