British Prime Minister David Cameron was going to visit Turkey on Dec. 9 with a view to further strengthening bilateral relations, president Erdogan said, Anadolu Agency reported.
"This visit is not only important for Turkey-U.K. relations, but for the peoples of countries and regions going through a difficult period," he said.
Erdogan called for an "intense cooperation" between the two countries "in order to take stable, constructive and conclusive steps" in regional and global matters.
"Our strategic cooperation is of vital importance for global peace, stability and democracy", he said.
Erdogan said that economic relations were one of the areas that need to be developed further in this regard, and said that the goal was to increase the trade volume between the two countries up to $19 billion by 2015.
"We expect further joint projects between Turkish and British businesses in construction and engineering whether in Turkey or third countries."