Doha 13 August 2017 (Daily ‘Gulf Times’ Qatar)
Qatari and Turkish companies have signed 15 cooperation agreements during a visit of a Qatari trade delegation to the cities of Izmir and Istanbul in Turkey from August 3 to 6, the Qatar Chamber has announced in a statement.
Qatar Chamber director-general Saleh bin Hamad al-Sharqi said the members of the delegation, composed of Qatari businessmen, signed 12 cooperation agreements with their Turkish counterparts in Izmir and three other deals in Istanbul. Al-Sharqi said the agreements focused on pharmaceuticals, foodstuff, construction, building materials, shipping, logistics, plastic, aluminium, glass, technology, furniture, and air-conditioning sectors.
He noted that the visit “achieved remarkable success” and contributed to “strengthening the bonds of cooperation” between Qatari and Turkish businessmen, which laid the groundwork for further joint-cooperation between the two sides in various fields of trade and industry.
Al-Sharqi and some members of the delegation held several meetings with a number of Turkish businessmen in Istanbul on August 6, where they discussed bilateral cooperation in a number of fields such as food products, construction, and electricity.
Al-Sharqi also held a meeting with Istanbul Chamber chairman Ibrahim Shakler in the presence of the chamber’s board members, the vice-president of the Turkish Exporters Association, and other Qatari businessmen.During the meeting, the two officials discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the chambers of Qatar and Istanbul and “pave the way for business owners to achieve more cooperation and establish alliances that serve the economies of both countries.”
Shakler also accepted al-Sharqi’s invitation to receive a Turkish delegation that will be visiting Qatar after the end of the Haj season in October. Al-Sharqi invited Turkish businessmen to examine the projects and opportunities available in the State of Qatar.
The Qatari delegation’s recent visit to Izmir and Istanbul was organised by Qatar Chamber, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of Turkey. Members of the delegation also visited the headquarters and factories of Turkish companies on the sidelines of the meeting.