World Bulletin / News Desk
England's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that he had been in Turkey to strengthen diplomatic and business ties.
In a statement released by England's Foreign Ministry, Clegg stated that he would hold a series of high level bilateral meetings with Turkish leaders including President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan.
"Turkey is Europe's seventh largest economy and is one of the worlds largest markets. My main aim this week is to ensure that more UK firms can capitalise on the economic opportunities Turkey offers. We have an ambitious aim to double bilateral trade by 2015. It has increased by 40 percent since 2009 so we are making good progress towards the target, and this will bring us even closer," said Clegg.
Last year Turkish imports of British goods and services rose by 20 percent and over 2,200 British companies have invested in Turkey.
Clegg will also sign a memorandum of understanding with Turkey's EU Minister Egemen Bagis, which will agree a project to train 350 lawyers on the judicial standards required by the EU.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Ekim 2012, 12:48