Turkey and United States commission to meet in Ankara

  Date posted: 11th of May 2012

The seventh annual meeting between the Turkey and United States Economic Partnership Commission will take place in Ankara today in Turkey.

A statement released from Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “Mutual development of economic, commercial and investment relations between Turkey and the U.S. and creating new areas of cooperation such as contributing to Istanbul’s bid to become a global financial centre will be on the agenda of the meeting.”

The statement went on to say that the meeting is: “expected to contribute to the future work of the Framework for Strategic Economic and Commercial Cooperation.”

Turkey and the United States have been holding regular meetings since 2002, this year’s meeting will be organised under the co-chairmanship of the Deputy Undersecretary for Bilateral Political Affairs Public Diplomacy Ambassador Selim Yenel, and the US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, Jose Fernandez.

With talks scheduled to include relations between the two countries and investment and economic talks, we could see more business ties between the US and Turkey in the future. Turkey is currently one of the fastest growing countries in the world, second only to China. The Turkish economy is doing relatively strong in a weak environment and has been labelled as one of the best economies to invest in and the United States would do well to invest more in the Turkish market.