The 37th Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations of the American Turkish Council was held on April 14-16 in Washington DC. A delegation of high-level officials and businesspeople came together at the yearly conference, where Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak, Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar, and Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan were some of the attendees.
A. Burak Dağlıoğlu of the Investment Office also delivered opening remarks at the inauguration of the economic plenary at the conference. "Turkey and the US have an advanced and long-term strategic cooperation. We believe that our needs and priorities are largely in line with the US in the economic and commercial fields. As of the end of 2018, the US ranked 5th in our exports and 4th in our imports. Since 2002, we have attracted USD 12 billion of FDI from the US, made by more than 1,800 US companies operating in Turkey," said Dağlıoğlu.