Belgian prince lauds Turkey’s economy
ISTANBUL - Anatrolia News Agency
Belgium’s Prince Philippe says Turkey’s economy is an inspiration. AA photoTurkey’s economic dynamism and achievements have become “a source of inspiration” for other countries, Belgian Crown Prince Philippe has said in praise of the country’s economy.
“Economic growth over the past ten years has been impressive. The growth rate has reached double-digit figures at certain times. The quality and the dynamism of your labor force is really impressive,” the Belgian prince told a meeting of the Turkey-Belgium Business Forum in Istanbul yesterday.
Prince Philippe said Turkey’s gross domestic product almost doubled since his latest visit to the country in 2004, adding that despite political turmoil in the region and economic recession, Turkey had set “some very bold targets” for the future.
Prince Philippe said Belgium and Turkey had potential to boost cooperation not only between private companies but also between universities in the fields of information and communication technologies, logistics, construction, energy and banking.