15 february 2018

The Belarus-Turkey business forum was held in Minsk with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim. The event was organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK).

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According to Andrei Kobyakov, Belarus and Turkey have been steadily developing bilateral relations in the recent years. Today this is not only industry, trade, transport, finance, tourism, or education. There is also an interest in joint projects in the area of sci-tech cooperation and the development of information technology.

Andrei Kobyakov expressed hope that the current forum would become a successful negotiating venue for the businessmen of Belarus and Turkey. Such meetings should be held every year, both in the capitals and regions, the Premier said.

In his speech, Chairman of the BelCCI Vladimir Ulakhovich pointed out steady and successful development of the Belarusian-Turkish business cooperation over last years. Joint business support formats, the Belarus-Turkey Business Council, business missions exchange, expert seminars and conferences in the economic activity area are working effectively.

Minister of Economy of Turkey Nihat Zeybekzhi, President of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK) Nail Olpak, co-chairmen of the Belarus-Turkey Business Council Dmitry Dichkovsky and Ali Riza Arslan, more than 300 Belarusian and Turkish businessmen took part in the forum. Opportunities for expanding bilateral trade, economic and investment cooperation were discussed during the forum, and presentations of promising projects were held.

Business matchmaking session took place at the end of the plenary part of the forum, where representatives of about 70 leading companies from Turkey and more than 140 Belarusian enterprises conducted negotiations on promoting cooperation in the fields of automotive engineering and auto components production, metalworking, construction, agriculture, chemical and light industry, logistics, information technology, tourism, and other.

Based on BelTA