Recently, as in today, H.R.H. The Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg was in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey. The reason why he was there: To discuss trade and economics with various politicians from Turkey.
According to the Luxembourg government’s official website:
HRH Hereditary Grand Duke and the Minister Jeannot Krecke also had a working meeting with Minister of State in charge of Foreign Trade, Mehmet Zafer. The two sides stressed the great potential that exists in developing economic and trade relations between the two countries. While criticizing the stalled negotiations with his country’s accession to the European Union, the Minister Zafer praised Luxembourg’s support for his candidacy.
During the interview with the finance minister, Mehmet Simsek, the excellent political relations between Luxembourg and Turkey have been highlighted. It is therefore necessary to ensure that entrepreneurs of both countries meet more often. Jeannot Krecke regretted that insufficient attention has expressed a Luxembourg industrial world for this mission. According to Minister Simsek, Istanbul has the ambition to become a regional financial center, and in this context, the Luxembourg financial center can serve as a model.
Source: Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg