On the third day of his state visit to the U.S., Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım met some of the country's prominent finance and business leaders in New York on Thursday.
Representatives of leading U.S. corporations, including Pepsico, UPS, Raytheon, Coca-Cola, GE Aviation, Credit Suisse, Accenture, Motorola, Amazon, Citi Group, Deutsche Bank and IBM, attended the meeting that discussed Turkish-American economic ties and ways of strengthening bilateral trade and economic ties.
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak, Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Parliamentary Group Deputy Chairman Mehmet Muş, AK Party Istanbul Deputies Volkan Bozkır and Mustafa Şentop, Turkey's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Feridun Sinirlioğlu, Turkish ambassador in Washington Serdar Kılış, New York Consul-General Ertan Yalçın, Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Chairman Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu and Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) President Arda Ermut were also present at the meeting.
According to the Economy Ministry, 1,778 U.S. companies operated in Turkey at the end of August. During the same month, it attracted more than $109 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) from the U.S. Between 2002 and August 2017, Turkey received a total of $11.3 billion in FDI from the U.S.
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