US senior officials to visit Turkey

Two senior officials from the U.S. Department of State will visit Turkey before January ends.

US senior officials to visit Turkey

Releasing a written statement on Friday, the U.S. State Department said that Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez and Ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer would pay visits to Turkey.

Accordingly, Fernandez will be in Turkey between January 24-27 as part of the U.S. capital's commitment to expand and intensify the economic ties between Turkey and USA, the statement said.

Fernandez, accompanied by Michael C. Camunez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance within the International Trade Administration, will hold talks with representatives of the Turkish government on issues such as trade, investments, pharmaceutical industry, energy, agriculture and transportation as part of the visit, the statement noted.

The two officials are also expected to meet with representatives of the Turkish private sector in order to discuss opportunities to improve cooperation between Turkish and U.S. firms.

Fernandez will also pay visits to several Turkish universities and deliver speeches at two conferences, the statement added.

Ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer will be in Istanbul between January 22-26 to attend the opening of a conference on women's role in economic development, the State Department also said.

Verveer is also expected to get together with representatives of NGOs and journalists during her visit, the department noted.

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