Turkey-EU High Level Economic Dialogue Meeting
The third Turkey-EU High-Level Economic Dialogue meeting was held in Istanbul on February 28, 2019. Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak and Vice President for Employment, Growth and Investment at the European Commission Jyrki Katainen , co-chaired the meeting.
The Turkey-EU Business Dialogue brought together YASED’s complementary business base, Turkish ministers responsible for economic policy and European Commission officials, leading Turkish and European business representatives, and international financial institutions, including the European Investment Bank, the Council of Europe Development Bank, the European Development Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, to discuss co-operation on issues contributing to the enhancement of common prosperity.
The meeting aimed to strengthen cooperation between Turkey and the EU and stimulating economic relations in the face of moderate global economic growth, slowing global trade and geopolitical uncertainties.
YASED Chairperson Ayşem Sargın and YASED Secretary General Özlem Özyiğit attended the meeting, which was opened by Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak.
In her speech, Sargın emphasized that Turkey is an indispensable strategic partner of the European Union (EU) in many fields such as trade relations, foreign policy, counter-terrorism, migration, regional stability and development, as well as the importance in the process of Turkey's accession to the EU of starting negotiations on the modernization of the Customs Union, which will be in the common interest of both sides.