Turkish Minister in Netherlands

Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul arrived in the Netherlands on Sunday to promote Izmir, Aegean Turkish city that competes with Italy's Milan to host Expo 2015.

Turkish Minister in Netherlands
Gonul will meet Dutch PM Jan Peter Balkenende, Health Minister Ab Klink and Defense Minister Eimert van Middelkoop.

EXPO 2015, which is cited as the third largest event in the world in terms of economic and cultural impact, after the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games. EXPO 2015 is the next scheduled World's Fair after EXPO 2012. The venue of the EXPO 2015 has not been fixed yet, and will be announced on March 31st.

Turkey expects 20-30 million visitors if Izmir wins the competition to host the event, Gonul said.

Following his talks in the Netherland, Gonul will proceed to Belgium to have meetings on the same matter.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Şubat 2008, 00:33