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First Turk Named to Head UN Budget Committee

By Betul Yuruk, AA - NEW YORK - For the first time, a Turkish citizen has been named the head of the UN’s advisor budget committee, handling a budget of $10 billion. Cihan Terzi, set to become chair of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) on Jan. 1, first took a spot on the committee only this January. The major functions of the 16-person committee is to examine and report on the program budget submitted by the UN secretary-general to the General Assembly.

American, Turkish Businessmen Discuss Renewable Energy

Image Delivering a speech on talks, ASO Chairman Nurettin Ozdebir said that Turkey's imports from the United States had been 12.3 billion U.S. dollars and exports to the U.S. had been 3.8 billion USD in the last year. U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael Camunez and accompanying delegation had a meeting with businessmen at Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO) in Ankara on Monday, discussing renewable energy and energy productivity.
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