KARACHI: Turkey on Tuesday invited Pakistan’s private sector to explore joint venture opportunities in trade and investment with its partners, while expressing interest in helping develop the tourism sector and cooperating in the information and technology sector.
Turkish Consul General Tolga Ucak said the business community should immediately start online interactions with their Turkish partners and then see
to the possibility of sending a business delegation to Turkey in a post-COVID scenario to explore new avenues of trade and trade
investment cooperation in various economic sectors.
“The business community can collaborate with each other in various sectors of the economy, especially the information technology sector because Pakistan’s software house is working very well, while the potential for increased cooperation also exists in the tourism, education and automotive sectors,” Ucak said during a meeting with delegates of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karachi (KCCI).
The Turkish envoy stressed the need to encourage joint ventures in various sectors
economy whereas Turkey can also assist in setting up a tram service system in Karachi, particularly on the coastline with sea views.
The envoy expressed his desire to strengthen trade and investment relations between the business communities of the two countries. The commercial section of the Turkish consulate in Karachi is ready to fully assist the Karachi business and industrial community who intend to enhance trade and investment relations with their Turkish counterparts. To deal with trade-related conflicts and protect the interests of customers, he
suggested setting up a private-to-private sector committee between the two countries
Shariq Vohra, president of KCCI said the bilateral relationship does not represent existing trade which remains limited to only millions of dollars.