Sri Lanka’s National Chamber of Commerce and Turkey’s Erzurum Chamber of Commerce link up
With the key mission of driving towards enhancing trade between Sri Lanka and Turkey with the assistance of the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to Eastern Anatolian Region Fatih Yucelik had reportedly arranged an introductory virtual meeting recently with the President of Erzurum Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lutfu Yucelik and President of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka Nandika Buddhipala.
According to reports, Ambassador Hassen had expressed sincere appreciation to the two trade chambers for the positive mindset to establish links to develop trade contacts during the virtual meeting and had invited them to seek the possibility of entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further strengthen relations.
The Presidents of the two trade chambers during their remarks have reportedly shown their interest to organise virtual B2B networking sessions and connect with potential Turkish and Sri Lankan companies. Further, interest had also been shown to sign a MoU between the Sri Lankan and Turkish Chambers for long-term mutual benefits. They had further agreed to hold follow up virtual B2B meetings with members of the respective trade chambers in early June.
Yucelik during his remarks had praised the trade chambers for connecting to explore more potential between the two countries.
Minister Counsellor (Commercial) of the Mission Yoshitha Jayasuriya and Secretary General of the National Chamber of Commerce Bandula Dissanayake had also joined the meeting.
Sri Lanka is in the process of further strengthening and expanding the country’s trade and bilateral with foreign countries. The island is also in the process of re-evaluating and further strengthen existing trade agreements. Given Sri Lanka’s geographical positioning in the Indian ocean and the many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country, it is fast becoming a business hub in the South Asian region. This has created many attractive business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. The country’s economy has also shown great resilience to external and internal challenges through the years and is once again on the path to recovery after facing the impact of the global Covid 19 pandemic.
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