World Bulletin/News Desk
US Ambasssador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone said he did not want to comment on Turkish domestic issues regarding the solution process.
Ricciardone who has gone to Izmır to listen to New York Philharmonic Orchestra told the AA reporter that US was optimistic about Turkey.
"We are thoroughly optimistic about Turkey. We are optimistic about its future, its culture and democracy and we support Turkey. We stand by Turkey" said Ricciardone.
Stating that Turkey has a geographically important position, Ricciardone said Turkey was a very inspiring country with its people and democracy.
Ricciardone met the members of the Aegean Young Businessmen Association (EGIAD) before the concert. He said they discussed the economic relations and the development of business relations adding that the members of EGIAD were very dynamic and enthusiastic.
American businessmen show great interest in Izmır, said Ricciardone. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the US will cover mainly economic issues, he added.
Pointing out that the two countries must have more modern, exciting and dynamic relations, Ricciardone said not only military and political relations but also economic and cultural relations should be developed.Last Mod: 03 Mayıs 2013, 15:01