The 2nd UK-Turkey CEO forum takes place in London
The 2nd UK-Turkey CEO Forum which was established last year in order to develop economic and commercial relations and improve cooperation between Turkey and Britain was held yesterday in London with the participation of President Abdullah Gul.
Speaking at the banquet which was held on the occasion of the forum, Gul said that the development of relations between the two countries would greatly contribute to boosting the welfare both in Turkey and Britain.
“I believe that the CEO Forum will yield concrete results and open new roads to cooperation between Turkish and British companies,” said Gul.
Speaking in his part, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said that Turkey was willing to greatly boost its economic relations with Britain and thus both British and Turkish companies should be encouraged to establish cooperation and partnerships in such sectors as food, organic agriculture, building materials, home textile, furniture, glass products and jewelry towards this end.
Babacan added that we should also make efforts to ensure that our companies cooperate with the third countries mostly in the Balkans, Middle East and Northern Africa.
Stating that the forum was held for the first time last year with the participation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his British counterpart David Cameron, CEO Forum Co-Chairman Vittorio Colao said that what makes him excited the most with regard to the forum was that not only the CEOs, but also representatives of states and governments have participated in it.