Gönül completes talks in Netherlands

Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul completed his talks in the Netherlands where he visited to seek support for Izmir's bid to host EXPO 2015.

Gönül completes talks in Netherlands
Gonul met Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, Health Minister Ab Klink and Defense Minister Eimert Van Middelkoop in the Hague on Monday.

Gonul told a news conference that Dutch authorities did not make a final decision in regard to Izmir's candidacy, but he got positive impressions.

Izmir has been walking on the path towards EXPO 2015 with the theme "New Routes for a Healthier World and Health for All" and the province had several advantages, Gonul said.

If Izmir hosts EXPO 2015, the city would become an important health center in the world, he stated.

On the other hand, Gonul is scheduled to proceed to Belgium on Tuesday to hold formal talks.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Şubat 2008, 00:48
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