Turkish businessmen have been invited to visit Pakistan and explore prospects of joint ventures and investment in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other sectors of Pakistan’s economy.
The invitation was extended by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) during “Emerging Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference” held in Istanbul, Turkey.
“Pakistan and Turkey have great potential to collaborate in many areas and such events should be organized in both countries reciprocally on regular basis to develop strong business linkages between the private sectors of both countries,” President ICCI Sheikh Amir Waheed said at the conference.
A delegation of 400 entrepreneurs from Pakistan led by Sheikh Amir Waheed, President ICCI attended the Conference.
President ASKON, Hasan Ali Cesur, President Turkish Pakistan Business Council Atilla Demir Yerlikaya, Counsel General of Pakistan in Istanbul, Bilal Khan Pasha, Senior Vice President M. Naveed Malik, President ICCI, Nisar Mirza, Vice Chairman Founder Group Zubair A. Malik and large number of business community of Turkey were also present at the occasion. In his welcome address, President ICCI Sheikh Amir Waheed said that Pakistan and Turkey were enjoying historical friendly relations that should be transformed into growing trade and economic relations.
He said that the purpose of organizing Emerging Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference by ICCI in Turkey was to provide a platform to the business community of both countries to interact, hold B2B meetings and explore new areas of mutual cooperation.
The President ICCI said that frequent interactions between the private sectors of Pakistan and Turkey would contribute effectively towards strengthening business relations between both countries.
He hoped that the Business Opportunities Conference by ICCI in Turkey would start a new chapter of flourishing trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Turkey.
Sheikh Amir Waheed appreciated the efforts of Bilal Khan Pasha, Pakistan Consul General in Istanbul and his team for extending full support and cooperation to ICCI in organizing BoC successfully in Turkey and hoped that he would extend similar support in such future initiatives.
Hasan Ali Cesur President ASKON and Atilla Demir Yerlikaya President Turkish Pakistan Business Council also spoke at the occasion and appreciated the initiative of ICCI for organizing Emerging Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference in Turkey.
They said the event has provided an excellent opportunity to the entrepreneurs of both countries to meet with each other and discuss the possibilities of business partnerships.
Bilal Khan Pasha lauded ICCI for holding business conference in Turkey as it enabled the businessmen of both countries to hold mutual meetings and explore the areas that offered them good prospects for business collaborations.
Published in Melange intl. Magazine in August 2018.