A delegation from the EBRD’s Board of Directors, who represent the Bank’s shareholders, will visit Turkey during the period of 3-7 October 2011.
The visit is part of a regular series of consultations that enable the EBRD Board Directors to obtain up to date information on developments in the countries in which the Bank invests.
Representatives of the EBRD Board on this visit will include:
- Memduh Akçay, representing Turkey, Romania, Azerbaijan and the Kyrgyz Republic
- Enrique Bal, representing Spain and Mexico
- Alain De Cointet, representing France
- James Hudson, representing United States of America
- Vassili Lelakis, representing the European Union
- Alex Skinner, representing United Kingdom
- Stefka Slavova, representing Bulgaria, Poland and Albania
During the visit, the EBRD delegation will hold meetings with Turkish authorities, representatives from international financial institutions in the country, as well as members of the business and diplomatic community and the civil society.
The EBRD Board Directors will meet H.E. Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. İbrahim H. Çanakcı, Undersecretary of Treasury of the Republic of Turkey and other senior government officials.
The Directors will visit Ankara, Istanbul as well as Konya, a city in central Anatolia region in Turkey, where they will meet representatives of the local businesses community.
The purpose of the visit is to get an update on the priorities of the Turkish economy and the expected role of the EBRD in the country.
The EBRD has been investing in Turkey since 2009 and has provided finance totalling over €1.3 billion, which attracted additional investment in excess of €2.7 billion.