Friday, 27 February 2015

Turkey-Zambia Business Council to be formed

the Zambian Mission in Turkey has initiated discussions with the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) for the establishment of the Turkey-Zambia Business Council.

Once established, the Turkey-Zambia Business Council will enhance economic relations between the two countries.
Zambia’s Ambassador to Turkey Miriam Mulenga and DEIK President Omer Cihad Vardan have both stressed urgent need for the two countries to work out modalities of setting up the Turkey-Zambia Business Council to give impetus to the growth of economic relations.
Speaking during a consultative meeting with Mr Vardan in Istanbul yesterday, Ambassador Mulenga pointed out that Zambia is eager to see the Turkey-Zambia Business Council established as this would strengthen economic ties between the two countries.
Ambassador Mulenga says Zambia want to tap into Turkey’s economic prowess in the various sectors of the economy and is therefore keen to have the Turkey-Zambia Business Council functional, to serve as a catalyst of leveraging investment and trade opportunities in which the private sector would play a leading role.
Establishment of the Turkey-Zambia Business Council is in line with Turkey’s Foreign Policy towards Africa, based on improving and developing political, economic, commercial, and cultural interaction with African countries.

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