Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has met with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss trade and investment opportunities.

Yingluck has assured Erdogan that Thailand will give its full support to Turkey’s “New Silk Road” project aiming at connecting Europe and Asia .

The talk mainly focused on trade and investment in which both parties strongly agreed to increase trade volume and trade value within five years’ time, she said, adding that the two parties also discussed possibilities of promoting Thailand-Turkey free trade agreement which aims to increase two-way trade to 1.5 billion THB.

Yingluck also led a group of Thai entrepreneurs in the fields of energy, automobile and parts, halal food, construction, and textile, to Turkey as she sees the country as a potential market for Thailand .

The Thai premier also expressed her interest in the “New Silk Road” project which is aimed at connecting the two regions, Asia and Europe . She also had a chance to see Turkey ’s Marmaray, a rail transport project in Istanbul.-VNA