Turkey ready to become gateway to CAR, European countries: Envoy

SIALKOT, Nov 27(INP): The Ambassador of Turkey in Pakistan Mr. Sadiq Babur Girgin has said that Turkey was ready to provide easy access to Sialkot-Pakistan exporters to European and Central Asian countries through Istanbul-Turkey, besides, removing all the hurdles, as the Istanbul-Turkey could be a gateway for Sialkot-Pakistan, in this regard.

He stated this while addressing the participants of a special ceremony held at a local hotel in Sialkot under the auspices of Turkish Embassy in Pakistan here Thursday. The Turkish Embassy in Islamabad, today, held a prestigious ceremony at a local hotel to commemorate the 91st anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey.

Chief Gust of the event Turkish Ambassador vowed to make all out sincere efforts to promote and strengthen trade, cultural and political friendly relations between Pakistan and Turkey.

Turkish Envoy Mr. Sadiq Babur Girgin stressed upon the need of promotion of the mutual trade ties between Pakistan and Turkey, saying both of the countries have been enjoying the cordial trade relations and the time was ripe to further cement their trade relations.

Turkish Ambassador added that the Turkey economy was fastest growing economy and Turkey being the 15th largest economy of the world, would ensure the easy access of Sialkot-Pakistan to the European and Central Asian Countries through Istanbul-Turkey being a gateway.

Earlier, talking to the several leading exporters and industrialists , the Turkish Ambassador  disclosed that the several Turkish companies were  showing keen interest in establishing joint ventures with Sialkot based exporters and industrialists in different trade fields including surgical, sports goods and leather goods.

He assured his full cooperation regarding establishing  and promoting the business-to-business contacts, strong  close trade  liaisons between the chambers of commerce and industry Sialkot-Pakistan and Istanbul and Ankara-Turkey . He pledged that sincere efforts would be made to ensure the regular exchange of mutual trade delegations between Pakistan and Turkey.

Later, Turkish Ambassador also visited Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here today. He discussed in details the matters of mutual interest with SCCI cabinet.


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