Turkey is set to increase its trade volume with Tunis from $1.1 billion to $5 billion. Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, accompanied by Turkish Exportersâ€™ 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 Turkeyâ€™s total foreign trade volume amounted to $375 billion, whereas total foreign trade volume in Tunisia amounted to $45 billion, adding, â€œThe 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.â€
Caglayan also expressed his gratitude about the progress made in establishing an organized industrial zone which will also incorporate Turkish companies. â€œWe are ready for extending all sorts of support on the issue,â€ 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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