Turkey’s finance minister, US president meet in Washington

             By Mustafa Calkaya and Vakkas Dogantekin </p>    <p>ANKARA (AA) - Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Albayrak said on Tuesday.</p>    <p>“During our meetings with US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin and [Trump’s] senior advisor Jared Kushner to discuss the steps for boosting cooperation, we were hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington,” Albayrak said on Twitter.</p>    <p>“We conveyed the greetings and messages of our president [Recep Tayyip Erdogan] to himself [Trump],” he added.</p>                 <p>Albayrak is in the U.S. to attend a three-day business event, organized by the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK), Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK), and American-Turkish Council (ATC).</p>    <p>He is accompanied by Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Energy and Natural Resources Deputy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar.