SIALKOT: The Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan Mr Sadiq Babur Girgin on Thursday said that Turkey was ready to provide easy access to the exporters of Sialkot to the European and Central Asian countries through Istanbul, besides, removing all the hurdles, as the Istanbul could be a gateway for Pakistan.
He stated this while addressing the participants of a special ceremony held here at a local hotel under the auspices of Turkish Embassy in Pakistan.
The Turkish Embassy held a prestigious celebration ceremony here to commemorate the 91st anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey.
Chief Guest of the event Turkish Ambassador vowed to make all out sincere efforts to promote and strengthen the trade, culture and political friendly relations between Pakistan and Turkey.
The Turkish Envoy stressed upon the need of promotion of the developed mutual trade ties between Pakistan and Turkey, saying both the countries have been enjoying the cordial trade relations and the time was ripe to further cement these trade relations.
He added that Turkey’s economy was fastest growing economy and Turkey would ensure, being the 15th largest economy of the world, easy access of Sialkot-Pakistan to the European and Central Asian Countries through Istanbul-Turkey being a gateway.
Earlier, talking to several leading exporters and industrialists , the Turkish Ambassador disclosed that 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 of Sialkot Pakistan and Istanbul and Ankara-Turkey .
He pledged for 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). He discussed in details the matters of mutual interest with SCCI cabinet.
Rashid Mansur (Turkish consul general at Sialkot), SCCI President Fazal Jillani, SVP Mir Alamgir Meyer, VP Malik Naseer Ahmed, Mian Mohsin Gull, Mian Muhammad Anwar and Qaisar Iqbal Baig were also present on this occasion.