During his stay in Istanbul, Nurkovic took the opportunity to meet with his colleague, Minister of Traffic and Infrastructure Mehmet Turhan.
As reported by the Ministry, ministers expressed their satisfaction with good political relations, as well as the good cooperation between the two countries in the field of transport as well as in other areas of the economy.
"They have identified common areas of interest in enhancing cooperation in the transport sector, and as particularly important they have distinguished cooperation in the fields of aviation, maritime affairs, and combined transport," the ministry said.
Traffic and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan especially focused on improving combined transport in Montenegro, whose port Bar and its good connections with rail and road networks are seen as key to connecting Turkey with the rest of Europe.
"He expressed his pleasure that the Turkish Airlines maintains 14 flights a week between the two states and hopes that this figure will increase," the ministry said.
Two ministers also talked about improving the cooperation in the field of cruising tourism, and Nurkovic informed his colleague of the existing marinas in Montenegro as well as plans for the privatization of the shipyard in Bijela that will deal with service and construction of mega yachts.
Nurkovic presented the plan of giving the Montenegrin airports to concession and stressed that there is interest in a significant number of Turkish air companies for the airports.
"He took the opportunity and highlighted the great interest of Turkish companies and investors in the field of travel infrastructure and investment in tourist capacities in Montenegro. Nurkovic also invited other interested partners to continue investing in the area of traffic and other sectors whose development is necessary to boost the competitiveness of the Montenegrin economy," the Ministry points out.
In order to improve cooperation in all the aspects of traffic, the ministers agreed to form a Joint Transport Committee to deal with matters of importance in all sectors.
Text by CdM, on October 30th, 2018, read more at CdM