5/17/2022

Istanbul Hosts Vienna Economic Talks

​​​The Vienna Economic Forum and the Investment Office co-hosted the "Vienna Economic Talks – Istanbul Meeting 2022," that brought together high-level representatives from the public and private stakeholders on May 16-17 to explore economic cooperation and bilateral investment opportunities.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Faruk Kaymakcı, Kosovo Minister of Finance, Labor and Transfer Hekuran Murati, Albanian Minister of Finance and Economy Delina Ibrahimaj and Vienna Economic Forum President Peter Umundum were among the attendees at the event held at Dolmabahçe Palace.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our Turkish partners for their outstanding cooperation and support over many years," said Dr. Elena Kirtcheva, Member of the VEF Board and Secretary General Ambassador in her opening speech. Kirtcheva went on to say, “I look forward to many more years of international cooperation.

I hope we will continue to come together with our partners in Türkiye with this visionary perspective."

“We have had the opportunity to cooperate and share experience in many areas with the VEF delegation and member countries," stated A. Burak Dağlıoğlu, Investment Office President. “Türkiye is one of the countries where companies invest in international expansion. Similarly, we can see that our private sector has made significant investments in VEF member states in the areas of industries, services, telecommunications, logistics, and infrastructure. We believe that these meetings will bolster mutual investments across the region and strengthen our cooperation," added Dağlıoğlu.

The panel discussion featured the topics of "Exploring Türkiye's Economic Resilience" and "Fostering Economic Development through Local, Regional and International Cooperation", including the post-war reconstruction of VEF member state Ukraine.

Investment Office has been serving as a Member of the Board of Directors at the Vienna Economic Forum since 2015.

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