Gul: 'Japan wants to increase investment in Turkey'

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday that there was no political problem between Turkey and Far Eastern countries, and this constituted an appropriate basis to boost economic and commercial relations.

Gul: 'Japan wants to increase investment in Turkey'
Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday that there was no political problem between Turkey and Far Eastern countries, and this constituted an appropriate basis to boost economic and commercial relations.

"Far Eastern countries see Turkey as a strong and important country in its region," Gul told reporters at Ankara's international Esenboga Airport prior to his departure for Japan.

Gul said that within the scope of his visit, he would meet Japanese Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, Upper House President Satsuki Eda and Lower House Speaker Yohei Kono; and receive Turkey-Japan Interparliamentary Friendship Group members. He added that he would discuss bilateral relations as well as recent regional and international developments.

Gul said that Turkey declared 2010 "Japan Year", reminding that Japan had declared 2003 "Turkey Year".

Gul said that they aimed to increase Japanese investments in Turkey, adding that he would meet Japanese businessmen and explain investment opportunities in Turkey.

Gul said that he would speak at the inaugurations of Turkish-Japanese Business Forum in Tokyo and Turkish-Japanese Investment Forum in Osaka.

Gul said that he would attend commemoration ceremony which would take place at Ertugrul Martyrs Monument.

Turkish-Japanese relations had started after Turkish Ertugrul Frigate sank on September 16th, 1890 on its return from Japan. Ertugrul Frigate had been sent to Japan to present a medal of Ottoman Empire to Japanese emperor. Admiral Osman Pasa and 581 sailors died in the disaster. 69 survivors of the accident were taken care by Japanese government and then brought back to Turkey by a Japanese delegation.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Haziran 2008, 12:49
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