TUSIAD President Boyner says US is Turkey’s most economic partner
Speaking at the unveiling of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) and US Chamber of Commerce report “Turkish-American relations in the new era: an analysis and recommendations for a stronger strategic partnership,” prepared by Washington D.C.-based Sidar Global Advisors, President Umit Boyner said yesterday that Turkey and the US need to increase their joint investments in such areas as energy, construction and health.
Stating that Turkey and the US have to let go of outdated strategies and focus on innovative ones aimed at boosting relations between the two countries, Umit Boyner said, “We have to work towards implementing coordinated export schemes between the two governments.
We believe that joint investments in the third country markets should be encouraged, and that creating finance facilities in such sectors as energy, construction and health is vitally important in terms of developing relations between Turkey and the US.”
Boyner added that the US, which is Turkey’s most important economic partner, should employ the same sorts of customs protocols that it is considering applying to the EU, such as a free trade agreement.
For his part, US Chamber of Commerce’s vice president for Europe and Eurasia Peter Rashish said that according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Turkey was the 15th most attractive country in terms of making investments, and that American companies want to be part of Turkey’s goal to become one of the top ten global economies by 2023.