Turkey's Bagis invites Europe to 2010 culture capital Istanbul
Turkish State Minister and Chief EU Negotiator Bagis attended the traditional ball of Austrian businessmen in Vienna.
Turkish State Minister and Chief EU Negotiator Egemen Bagis attended the traditional ball of Austrian businessmen in Vienna on Saturday.
The ball at historic Hofburg Palace was held under the theme "Istanbul, 2010 European Capital of Culture, in Vienna."
Brigitte Jank, host of the ball who is also the Chairperson of the Economic Chamber of Vienna, said that Istanbul was chosen as this year's theme as it is the European capital of culture in 2010. She also said that "perfect" cooperation between Turkey and Austria would grow further.
Taking the floor at the ball, Egemen Bagis invited guests to Istanbul that will host more than 500 cultural events this year as the European capital of culture.
He also called on Austrian businessmen to invest in Turkey, which he said was the 16th largest economy in the world and 6th largest in Europe.
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