Efforts being done to promote trade ties between Pakistan & Turkey: Yasar Dogan

SIALKOT: Mr. Yasar Dogan, Chairman All Industrialists and Businessmen Association Turkey, has said that all-out sincere efforts are being made to promote trade, cultural and friendly relations between Pakistan and Turkey.

He stated this while addressing the exporters during his visit to Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here Wednesday. SCCI President Fazal Jillani, SVP Mir Alamgir Meyer, VP Malik Naseer Ahmed, Mian Mohsin Gull and Qaisar Iqbal Baig were present on this occasion.

Turkish industrial tycoon stressed upon the need of developing mutual trade ties between Pakistan and Turkey, said that both countries have been enjoying the cordial trade relations and there is need to further cement the trade relations.

Mr. Yasar Dogan said that the Turkey’s economy was fastest growing 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, a gateway.

He said 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 for 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 said that the sincere efforts would be made to ensure the regular exchange of mutual trade delegations between Pakistan and Turkey.

Mr. Yasar Dogan visited Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here. He discussed in detail the matters of mutual interest with SCCI cabinet.

He disclosed that several Turkish companies were also showing keen interest to ensure the direct imports of Sialkot-made surgical instruments, sports gears and leather goods direct from Sialkot-Pakistan instead of importing these world class products from the other European companies on high prices, saying that the direct imports of Sialkot-made products from Sialkot-Pakistan would be comparatively very cheaper.