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undersecretary

1. (in Britain)
q. any of various senior civil servants in certain government departments
b. short for undersecretary of state: any of various high officials subordinate only to the minister in charge of a department
2. (in the US) a high government official subordinate only to the secretary in charge of a department
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The Undersecretariat of Economic Relations represents an opportunity to face the challenges imposed by the fourth industrial revolution and the new issues of global trade.
The government hoped to achieve similar results for foreign investment and tourism by establishing the two other undersecretariats. The one dealing with development would be able to speed up procedures for businesses interested in investing in Cyprus -- the current bureaucratic delays are disincentive for companies -- because it would have the power to push state services into faster decision-making.
Gokhan Karasu, Acting Director General, Undersecretariat of the Treasury, The Republic of Turkey
Account specialists from the Undersecretariat for the Treasury, which is responsible for state financial borrowings, disclosed during the meeting that the unlawful operations on business groups tarnished the image of Turkey and frightened foreign capital investment.
Turkey has tested the T625 domestic helicopter, Director General of Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) Ismail Demir tweeted.
The bill provides for most of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation's responsibilities to be gradually transformed to an undersecretariat for tourism.
During its stay in Ankara, the delegation visited the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industry (SSM) and related defence industry sites.
The ystanbul 7th Administrative Court last week ordered the return of the immovable property on which the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University's Faculty of Fine Arts department now sits in ystanbul's Bomonti neighborhood, on the grounds that the Undersecretariat of Treasury violated the property rights of the Assyrian Kadim Meryemana Church Foundation by canceling the certificate of ownership of the immovable property belonging to the foundation.
Turkey's Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry (SSM) Undersecretary Murad Bayar on Wednesday said the current skilled labor force in the country's defense sector must be given further training to improve the quality of employees.Speaking at a press conference held to introduce the "Defense Industry Technologies Certification Program" in Ankara, he stated that the average worker in the sector is under the age of 30, which may seem like a disadvantage but that the sector will be able to benefit from these employees more productively in the next 30 years.
The Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), mandated to decide on arms deals, said it froze the purchase order for one year citing some problems in the performance of the advanced aircraft.
The committee also authorized the Defense Industry Undersecretariat to order F-35A aircraft to meet new generation war jet need of the Turkish Armed Forces.
* Aselsan (Istanbul, Turkey) and the Turkish Undersecretariat have signed a for Defence Industries memorandum of understanding for production of 148 pedestal-mounted Stinger (Turkish designation: KMS) systems developed by Aselsan using the Raytheon missile under a $352-million program ($265 million to Aselsan) to be completed in six years.