Turkish, US business may cooperate in third countries: Minister

Caglayan said that during his talks with U.S. officials he mentioned the need to increase mutual investments.

Turkish, US business may cooperate in third countries: Minister

Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan said Wednesday Turkish and U.S. businesspeople might cooperate in third countries.

Speaking to reporters in U.S. capital of Washington, D.C., Caglayan said that during his talks with U.S. officials he mentioned the need to increase mutual investments.

A high level U.S. Department of State official told us that Turkey offered great opportunities for U.S. businesspeople in the sectors of renewable energy, tourism and finance, Caglayan said.

We were also told that the U.S. companies may use Turkey as the door opening to the region, Caglayan said.

Minister Caglayan held talks with senior officials from Ford Automobile Corporation, Am-Gen Pharmaceutical Corporation and Boeing Corporation on their possible investments in Turkey.

Ford has placed Turkey on their agenda. They have told me that they would be in touch with me constantly. Ford is considering making huge investments in Turkey. They have important projects for auto production, Caglayan said.

Touching on the planned business council with the United States, Caglayan said that Boeing wanted to take an active role in such a business council.

Caglayan also attended a meeting co-hosted by the American-Turkish Council and the Turkish-American Business Council in Washington, D.C.

We want to leave behind weak economic relations with the U.S. and want to look at the future. We aim to establish new cooperation between the world's biggest importer United States and a regional power Turkey, Caglayan said.

I hope that our mutual trade (with the U.S.) would be balanced, sustainable and would increase constantly, Caglayan said.

The Economic and Commercial Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement and relevant projects will help Turkish-U.S. economic relations develop, Caglayan also said.

Caglayan met with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in Washington D.C. as well.

Turkey's Ambassador to the United States Namik Tan and several other Turkish officials were also in attendance at the closed-door meeting which lasted for about 45 minutes.

Strategies to further improve bilateral trade and investment relations between Turkey and the United States topped agenda of the meeting.



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