UAE trade delegation holds talks with Turkish PM

DUBAI — Official measures are under way to build on the strengthening trade links between the UAE and Turkey.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 28 Sep 2006, 8:52 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:24 PM

A delegation from the UAE met the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan to discuss the growing business relationship during the first UAE government-led trade exhibition in Turkey, which took place in Istanbul earlier this month.

The inaugural 'UAE Trade Exhibition in Turkey' was staged in response to steady increases in bilateral trade in recent years and following commitments by senior officials of both countries to strengthen mutually beneficial business ties for the future. It was organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) and Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) with Dubai-based Mosaic Organisations as technical organiser.

The UAE delegation was received by Prime Minister Erdogan at the offices of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and included Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee, Director General of DCCI, and Khalid Ghanim Algaith, the UAE's ambassador to Turkey along with representatives from JAFZA and DTCM.

Nearly 40 UAE companies with a delegation of 155 representatives travelled to Istanbul to take part in the 'UAE Trade Exhibition in Turkey'. These ranged from government bodies, national banks, real estate companies and free zones to food companies, legal consultants, traders, construction firms and shipping companies.

The event took place at a key time for UAE companies looking to expand into the Turkish market, with attractive investment opportunities on the horizon as a result of Turkey's privatisation programme. Exhibitors included Dubai Islamic Bank, Nakheel and the Dragon Mart Complex, Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone, Techno Park, FedEx and the National Bank of Dubai. The exhibition's organisers plan to grow the event in the coming years.

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