ISLAMABAD: Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul has said that it is the time to transform historically good bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey into closer trade and economic relations.
The Turkish ambassador said this during a meeting with a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), which led by Qurban Ali, Chairman Capital Office, called on him today.

The ambassador said that Turkish businessmen are keen to visit Pakistan to explore new business and investment opportunities. A large Turkish trade delegation will visit Pakistan once the pandemic situation improves, he added. He also invited the FPCCI delegation to visit Turkey and assured his full support and cooperation to make it fruitful for them.
He said that the vision and ideology of Pakistan and Turkey are similar and the friendship between the two countries is considered best and ideal in the world.

The private sector of both countries have come more closer in this era through FPCCI and Turkish Chamber of Commerce, which are playing their pivotal role in stabilising and enhancing bilateral trade relations between both the countries, he maintained.The meeting also discussed further improving bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Turkey.

Speaking on the occasion, Qurban Ali stressed on further strengthening of bilateral trade and relations between the two brotherly countries. He highlighted various investment opportunities in Pakistan in the sectors of oil and gas, mines and minerals, gemstones, tourism, information technology, food processing, agriculture, dairy products, furniture, hotel and resorts.

He further said that the experience of Turkish tourism sector can be utilised for the development of the tourism sector. Half of the world’s highest peaks are in Pakistan and the current government is also paying special attention for the promotion of tourism, he said, adding the Turkish advanced technology in various fields may lead to Pakistan’s various sectors being developed and beneficial.
The FPCCI delegation also included former president of Gilgit Small Chamber Shafqat Ali and Muhammad Nawaz from Gujranwala Chamber.