US ambassador pledges support for more foreign investment in Turkey


Dunya - Much like recent years, Turkey is expected to attract more foreign investments in the future as well, said US Ambassador to Ankara James Jeffrey.


Speaking at a press conference to release a new survey on Turkey's business and investment environment, jointly conducted by the American Business Forum in Turkey, an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce, and GFK Turkey, a leading Turkish market research agency, Jeffrey underlined the importance of the private sector and mutual investments for strengthening bilateral trade ties.


Stressing Washington's desire for more cooperation between Turkish and US businesspeople, Jeffrey said, "The survey showed that in the future, Turkey will continue to position itself as a major foreign investment magnet, as in the recent past, enjoying large foreign capital inflows."


Touching on the global economic crisis, Jeffrey said, "Turkey is in a stable position despite the adverse impact of the crisis and remains attractive for foreign investors thanks to the resilience shown by its economy."


Ankara's clear economic policy and timely measures to counter the crisis were pivotal in this respect, Jeffrey added.

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