Turkish foreign trade minister set to visit Germany, Switzerland

Caglayan is set to leave on Thursday for Germany and Switzerland, his office said on Wednesday.

Turkish foreign trade minister set to visit Germany, Switzerland

Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan is set to leave on Thursday for Germany and Switzerland, his office said on Wednesday.

On the first stop of his four-day trip, Caglayan will meet in Berlin with representatives from Turkish civil society organizations, Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Association of Turkish-German Businesspeople as well as Germany's Trade and Investment Union.

On Friday, Caglayan will meet with German President Christian Wulff at Berlin's Presidential Palace. He is expected to convey to the German president Turkey's determination in its EU bid as well as the Turkish public opinion's uneasiness and concern over attitude and remarks against Turkish membership.

The Turkish minister is also expected to bring up German visa requirements on Turkish nationals and businesspeople, and he will ask for support from the German president to ease visa procedures.

On Saturday, Caglayan will proceed to Davos, Switzerland to participate in a meeting of the World Trade Organization trade ministers. The meeting is expected to discuss negotiations under Doha Development Agenda.

Caglayan is also scheduled to meet with Swiss Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann.

Following his stay in Switzerland, Caglayan will return to Cologne, Germany and he will inaugurate alongside with German Economy and Technology Minister Rainer Bruder an international fair.


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