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ON THE THIRD day of his state visit to the U.S., Prime Min­is­ter Bi­nali Yıldırım met some of the coun­try’s prom­i­nent fi­nance and busi­ness lead­ers in New York on Thurs­day.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of lead­ing U.S. cor­po­ra­tions, in­clud­ing Pep­sico, UPS, Raytheon, Coca-Cola, GE Avi­a­tion, Credit Suisse, Ac­cen­ture, Mo­torola, Ama­zon, Citi Group, Deutsche Bank and IBM, at­tended the meet­ing that dis­cussed Turkish-Amer­i­can eco­nomic ties and ways of strength­en­ing bi­lat­eral trade and eco­nomic ties.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Mehmet Şimşek, For­eign Min­is­ter Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, En­ergy and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Min­is­ter Berat Al­bayrak, Justice and De­vel­op­ment Party (AK Party) Par­lia­men­tary Group Deputy Chair­man Mehmet Muş, AK Party Is­tan­bul Deputies Volkan Bozkır and Mustafa Şen­top, Turkey’s Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the United Na­tions Feridun Sinir­lioğlu, Turkish am­bas­sador in Wash­ing­ton Ser­dar Kılış, New York Con­sul-Gen­eral Er­tan Yalçın, Union of Cham­bers and Com­mod­ity Ex­changes of Turkey (TOBB) Chair­man Ri­fat His­ar­cık­lıoğlu and In­vest­ment Sup­port and Pro­mo­tion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) Pres­i­dent Arda Er­mut were also present at the meet­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to the Econ­omy Min­istry, 1,778 U.S. com­pa­nies op­er­ated in Turkey at the end of Au­gust. Dur­ing the same month, it at­tracted more than $109 mil­lion in for­eign di­rect in­vest­ment (FDI) from the U.S. Be­tween 2002 and Au­gust 2017, Turkey re­ceived a to­tal of $11.3 bil­lion in FDI from the U.S.

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