U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross called on American businesses to invest in Turkey, APA reports citing Yeni Safak.
As part of his visit to Turkey, Ross attended the Executive Committee Meeting organized by the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) and the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK).
During the meeting, Ross noted that businesses should invest in Turkey rather than China, which was met with a positive response from attendees.
Ross pointed that Turkey is more advantageous than China for American companies, adding that governments can remove obstacles to trade, but that the private sector must lead the initiative.
Ross also expressed his dissatisfaction with the current level of Turkish-American cooperation, stressing the need for coordination between private businesses as well.
Turkey asked the United States to lift trade barriers between the two countries during talks on Saturday aimed at sharply increasing bilateral commerce, Turkey's trade minister said.