The International Advisory Council which was founded to strengthen Turkey’s global investment position and to bring an international point of view to the efforts towards improving Turkey’s investment climate, held its eighth meeting on October 31, 2013 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister HE Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in İstanbul.
President of the World Bank as well as high level executives from a number of multinational companies attended the meeting held at the Prime Minister’s offices at Dolmabahçe Palace. Council members expressed that Turkey’s policies towards sustaining economic stability has inspired a number of countries, strengthened Turkey’s position among developing economies and this was reflected by the FDI inflow figures.
The President of the World Bank Mr. Jim Yong KIM, 16 top tier multinational company executives from 10 countries and 12 sectors and presidents of the private sector representatives of YOİKK, namely TOBB, TİM TÜSİAD and YASED attended the meeting. Throughout, the council members made important recommendations to enhance Turkey’s investment climate.
In the press conference held after the meeting, The Minister of Economy HE Zafer Çağlayan stated that the meeting was productive and the issues raised by the Council members will be considered with priority in shaping the future investment policies. Made public at the press conference, The Declaration of the Eighth International Advisory Council Meeting included the recommendations of the Council members and outlined future areas of study.
Source: Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy