Addressing DEİK Board Members, President Erdoğan said: “We will be agile, cautious and realistic for the peace, future and security of our country and nation, and will keep our feet firmly on the ground. More importantly, we will continue to stand by our citizens under any circumstances. Turkey will enter the post-pandemic period as a strong, resilient and competitive global actor.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech at a meeting with Board Members of the General Assembly of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK).
“THE WORLD WILL CONTINUE TALK ABOUT TURKEY’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE POST-PANDEMIC ERA”
Pointing to the efforts exerted across the world to search for new alternatives to Asia-based production types, President Erdoğan said: “Companies which have seen the risk of putting all their eggs in one basket especially during the pandemic have started to diversify their production networks and bases. Our country is gaining increasingly more prominence in these searches. As the vaccination rates speed up and the pandemic slows down, the momentum gained by our country will further increase. Just as has been the case during the pandemic, the world will hopefully continue to talk about Turkey’s achievements in the post-pandemic era as well.”
“WORKS TO UPDATE THE CUSTOMS UNION AGREEMENT CONTINUE”
Describing the Free Trade Agreement signed in the last days of 2020 with the United Kingdom as the second most important trade agreement after the Customs Union, President Erdoğan noted that Turkey’s trade relations with the UK would further expand following the Brexit thanks to the agreement.
Stating that the works to update the Customs Union agreement with the European Union were still underway, President Erdoğan said that Turkey would intensify all of these efforts and continue on its path in 2021, too.
President Erdoğan said: “We will be agile, cautious and realistic for the peace, future and security of our country and nation, and will keep our feet firmly on the ground. More importantly, we will continue to stand by our citizens under any circumstances. Turkey will enter the post-pandemic period as a strong, resilient and competitive global actor.”
“WE WILL MAKE OUR COUNTRY A HUB OF INVESTMENT AND PRODUCTION”
Also drawing attention to over 15 billion dollars of foreign portfolio investment made in Turkey in recent months, President Erdoğan stressed that investors who had confidence in Turkey would continue to win as had been the case so far.
“We will make Turkey an important player of the changing global value chain with new moves,” the President said. “With the investments we will attract primarily in high-tech industries, we will make our country a hub of investment, production and technology. We will take all the necessary steps to create an environment that provides for a better investment climate, increased predictability and a higher degree of fulfilment of investors’ expectations.”