PM invites Turkish firms to invest in Pakistan – World

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PRIME MINISTER Shehbaz Sharif greets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after his inauguration ceremony in Ankara, on Saturday.—Courtesy Foreign Office

ANKARA: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday invited Turkish traders and businessmen to develop their funding in numerous areas of Pakistan.

PM Sharif, who has travelled to Turkiye to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held separate conferences with the representatives of a number of firms.

Talking to a delegation of Anadolu Group comprising CEO Coca Cola CCI Karim Yahi, Chief Strategy Office Atilla Yerlikaya and Head of Public Policy Taylan Coban, he inspired the group for bringing funding to Pakistan and offering jobs to the folks of Pakistan.

He referred to as for establishing strategic collaboration in sectors of vitality, agriculture, data know-how (IT), and development.

Meetings with prime officers cowl vitality, development, tourism, electronics, wind energy, agriculture, engineering, IT sectors

The exchanges spanned round increasing commerce and funding ties to maximise mutual beneficial properties from accessible alternatives in Pakistan and to improve cooperation in key sectors of financial system by means of the direct presence of Turkish enterprises and by way of joint ventures with Pakistani counterparts.

It could also be recalled that after the signing of the historic ‘Trade in Goods Agreement’ by the 2 nations in August final 12 months, which turned operational on May 1, new alternatives for commerce of conventional and non-conventional merchandise have emerged between the 2 nations. For the efficient utilisation of those alternatives, the PM urged Turkish firms to invest in Pakistan, assuring them of full facilitation and a conducive enterprise surroundings.

The PM additionally held conferences with main Turkish firms, together with Arcelik, Zorlu, Albayrak, Limak, Dolsar, Anadolu Group, Turkish Contractors Association and Pak Yetirim.

The Turkish firms briefed the PM on their present and future plans for funding.

During a gathering with Sinan Ak of Zorlu Group, the 2 sides mentioned initiatives relating to wind energy and photo voltaic vitality.

Ahmet Albayrak, Chairman Board of Directors of Al-Bayrak Group, knowledgeable the PM about their curiosity in funding in inexpensive housing initiatives, strong waste administration, electrical energy technology from waste, and tractor business.

The PM hailed the initiatives of Al-Bayrak Group.

The delegation of the Turkish Contractors Association, led by its President Erdal Eren, mentioned with the PM prospects of funding in the nation’s development sector.

Dolsar Engineering Chairman Irfan Aker throughout his assembly with the PM expressed eager curiosity to develop the funding in Pakistan’s vitality and development sectors.

Chairperson Limak Holdings Ebru Ozdemir referred to as on PM Shehbaz to discover the prospects of funding in Pakistan’s various areas, together with vitality, infrastructure, tourism and development.

During the assembly, it was knowledgeable that Ms Ozdemir would go to Pakistan with a delegation quickly to immediately work together with the related stakeholders and finalise joint ventures to contribute to increasing commerce and funding between Pakistan and Turkiye.

Ms Ozdemir shared the main points of a singular and provoking venture Global Engineer Girls, a world philanthropic initiative to encourage the following technology of feminine engineers and supply women and girls with schooling, mentorship and profession alternatives.

She mentioned the initiative would educate and allow women and girls in Pakistan to achieve expertise and pursue careers in science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic.

Chairman Pak Yatirim and President DEIK Neil Olpak throughout the assembly with Prime Minister Sharif expressed eager curiosity to invest in the nation’s renewable vitality and development sectors.

President DEIK knowledgeable the prime minister concerning the Turkish firms’ intentions to invest in Pakistan.

PM Shehbaz welcomed their keenness to invest in the nation.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatimi and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkiye Dr Yousuf Junaid have been current throughout the assembly.

Published in Dawn, June 4th, 2023

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