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Malaysia, Turkey to Expand Trade - 2003-06-14

The prime ministers of Malaysia and Turkey say they plan to expand bilateral trade between the countries to $1 billion a year.

The two leaders announced the goal on Friday, after meeting in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Current trade between the nations stands at around $270 million.

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading a delegation of ministers, lawmakers and Turkish business leaders on a three-day visit to the Asian nation. On Saturday, he addressed a conference of Malaysian business leaders.