Turkey looks forward to China’s ‘New Silk Road’ project
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
AA photoTurkey is looking forward to China’s New Silk Road project that will be discussed further when China takes over the G-20 presidency in January 2016, Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, organizer of the B-20 Turkey and president of Turkey’s Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), said Sept. 5.
Hisarcıklıoğlu also said at a session discussing China’s chairmanship of the B-20 next year on the sidelines of the B-20 in Turkey in Ankara that Turkey had tried to offer innovative ideas and solutions to the world’s critical issues during its G-20 presidency.
“Since the beginning, Turkey’s goal was to make real changes. So, we tried to offer innovative ideas and solutions to the world’s critical issues. We developed recommendations, for both developed and emerging economies,” he said.
He noted that the B-20 Turkey also introduced bold recommendations suitable for China’s G-20 leadership in 2016. “We are very excited about projects like the ‘New Silk Road.’ We believe that future innovations in trade will come from this road,” he said.
“I’m sure China will host a very successful conference next year. We will be there to help you, at every stage,” he added.
Yu Ping, vice chairman of the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), said the policy paper on the B-20 Turkey had been very diverse in content, which strongly expressed the voice of the G-20 business communities.
According to Yu, China’s G-20 presidency efforts next year would likely promote structural reform among a host of issues.
The B-20 (Business 20) is the business arm of the G-20, which represents the international business community and brings together influential business leaders from G-20 countries.