Tomorrow, Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness will be in Istanbul, Turkey, together with Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, to co-chair the EU-Turkey High Level Economic Dialogue with Turkish Minister of Treasury and Finance Mr Berat Albayrak. The Vice-President and the Commissioner will also meet Ms Ruhsar Pekcan, Minister of Trade, Mr Faruk Kaymakci, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as EU and Turkish business representatives, to exchange on EU-Turkey economic, trade and investment relations. The meeting will be followed by a joint press conference. Later in the day, Commissioner Bulc, together with Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan, will witness the signature of the agreement on the new high-speed railway line Halkalı-Kapıkule. This largest ever EU-Turkey financial assistance project will directly connect Europe and Asia through Turkey. The following day, 28 February, Commissioner Bulc will meet Binali Yıldırım, former Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, and participate in the Maritime Business Dialogue at the Turkish Chamber of Shipping.
- Publication date
- 27 February 2019
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations