Turkish government wants $100 billion mutual trade with Arab world within five years

Turkey’s Minister of Industry, Science and Technology, Nihat Ergun has said that Turkey aims to increase mutual trade with Arab nations to $100 billion per annum within the next five years.

Speaking during a conference on Turkish-Arab relations in Istanbul, Ergun said that the current $33 billion trade between Turkey and the Arab world was not enough. Ergun said that regional solidarity was very important to both sides as there were many benefits to be had for both sides.

The conference in Istanbul saw representatives from businesses from both sides come together and discuss future partnerships and agreements together. Ergun said: “We are aware that industrial investments are very important for economic prosperity. Ninety-two percent of our exported goods are industrial products and we could use this potential in increasing mutual trade with the Arab world.”

Discussing Turkey’s plans for their own future, Ergun said: “Turkey has set a 2023 vision and aspires to become one of the world’s 10 largest economies by this year. Our government places extra importance on innovation and research and development investments.” The Minister said that Turkey was ready to share experience and knowledge with Arab nations in a bid to aid further development and growth.

Advertisements
Comments
One Response to “Turkish government wants $100 billion mutual trade with Arab world within five years”
Trackbacks
Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] of transactions through foreign credit cards was really small in Turkey. It has risen thanks to Arab tourists who have chosen Turkey as a holiday and shopping destination in the region.” Canko said that the total amount of foreign transactions in Turkey had reached $2.3 billion in […]



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: