Tunisia to enjoy Turkish spring
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Turkey is set to increase its trade volume with Tunis from $1.1 billion to $5 billion. Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, accompanied by Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) Chairman Mehmet Buyukeksi and a delegation consisting of 200 businessmen, visited Tunis for the third time in one year.
Speaking at the Turkey-Tunis Trade Investment Forum yesterday, Caglayan said that historical friendship between the two countries should be turn into investments and cooperation.
Caglayan reiterated that Turkey’s total foreign trade volume amounted to $375 billion, whereas total foreign trade volume in Tunisia amounted to $45 billion, adding, “The sum total of foreign trade volume of the two countries surpasses $400 billion, but the trade volume between the two countries amount to $1.1 billion. This figure is quite far away from reflecting the friendship between the two countries.”
Caglayan also expressed his gratitude about the progress made in establishing an organized industrial zone which will also incorporate Turkish companies. “We are ready for extending all sorts of support on the issue,” Caglayan said.
During his visit to Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, Caglayan also emphasized the importance of cooperation between the two countries for the region.
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