The Turkish state minister for foreign trade defined on Saturday the aim of his visit to the United States as an opportunity to discuss investments in Turkey.
Turkey's State Minister Zafer Caglayan returned to Turkey from his one-week formal visit to the United States.
"The aim of this visit was also to raise U.S. awareness about Turkey," Caglayan told reporters at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport.
Caglayan said he visited four states and held important meetings, particularly with the executives of leading U.S. companies.
This was the first time a Turkish trade delegation headed by a minister visited the four states in USA.
Caglayan said his visit was a part of Turkey's export strategy, and Turkey would welcome American businesspeople after they organized such visits for a few more times.
The minister said many companies would visit Turkey in coming days, and hoped that Turkey would continue to be a power in its region.
"We should increase our trade relations with the United States," Caglayan also said.
Caglayan visited California, Texas, Illinois, and Georgia, and met executives of several U.S. companies including Boeing, Kraft Foods, American International Radio, Investigroup, MacLean Power Systems, Coca Cola, Exxon, JP Morgan, General Electric Oil and Gas, AECOM, BP, Shell, ORR Textile Co. Ltd., and Shaw Energy and Chemicals Group.
The Turkish minister also held talks with executives of chambers of commerce.
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