Conference in Istanbul: Turkish business delegation to arrive soon

Business community of Turkey keen on stepping up trade ties

Our Correspondent August 13, 2017
Istanbul, Turkey. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: A business delegation of Turkey will visit Pakistan in the near future as the two sides have a highly valued and close relationship.

The announcement was made by Turkish Economic Affairs Minister Fatih Metin while speaking at the Business Opportunity Conference held on the sidelines of the 30th International Achievement Awards organised by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) in Istanbul.

Metin praised the RCCI for its efforts aimed at promoting bilateral ties and business activities between the two countries.

Pakistan’s growing GDP attracting Turkish companies

He told the audience that participation of companies like Tumsaid, Mosaid, Askon and DEIK reflected the seriousness of Turkish business community in stepping up trade ties with Pakistani counterparts.

RCCI President Raja Amer Iqbal, in his speech, said the Rawalpindi Chamber was the first to arrange such an awards ceremony in Pakistan’s history. “The basic purpose behind the event is to improve bilateral trade and promote Pakistan’s soft image,” he added.

More than 1,000 business delegates including 450 Turkish businesspersons representing different sectors including manufacturing, engineering, construction, energy, pharmaceutical, poultry and textile participated in the awards ceremony.

Istanbul mayor, representatives of the Turkish Chamber of Commerce, local trade associations and Pakistani traders also took part in the event.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2017.

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