Turkish ministers discuss EU process, youth agency

Turkey's deputy premier unveiled the agenda of the Council of Ministers meeting.

Turkish ministers discuss EU process, youth agency


Turkey's deputy premier said on Wednesday that the latest developments regarding Turkey's EU process, activities to be carried out concerning the Turkish youth and an action plan about education had been discussed during yesterday's Council of Ministers meeting in Ankara.

Speaking to reporters following the gathering, Turkish State Minister & Deputy Premier Bulent Arinc said that the recent opening of a new chapter in Turkey's EU membership process had been on the agenda of the ministerial meeting.

Pointing to the chapter on food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary policy recently opened to negotiation with the EU, Arinc said Turkey had made an important move in its EU process thanks to the launching of talks on such chapter.

Arinc noted that a draft envisaging the establishment of an agency responsible of activities concerning the Turkish youth had also been on the agenda of today's meeting.

Arinc said a draft on the establishment of "Turkey Youth Agency" had been presented during the gathering, adding such draft envisaged issues such as adoption of new policies at national level and future studies, researches and projects on youth.

Commenting on education issue as well, Arinc said Turkey's labor minister had briefed the participants of today's gathering on the latest developments regarding an action plan about employment & vocational education.

Arinc said the action plan mainly aimed at helping vocational and technical training institutions in Turkey to provide an education that would meet the employment requirements of the country.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Temmuz 2010, 11:37