Exporters call on envoys from 73 countries to spread Turkey’s devotion to democracy
ÇANAKKALEThe Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) has called for some 181 envoys and civil servants from 73 countries across the globe to talk about Turkey’s devotion to democratic rule and robust economy in their countries and to boost cooperation with Turkey during a three-day meeting hosted in the Aegean province of Çanakkale on Sept. 2-4, the association said in a statement.
“Countries which constitute some 27 percent of the world population, create 23 percent of the global GDP and 31 percent of the foreign trade volume and have around 44 percent of the share in Turkey’s exports have been represented here. I call on all of you to cooperate more with Turkey in economic and trade terms,” said TİM President Mehmet Büyükekşi.
He noted that Turkey recently revealed a number of incentives, adding more would follow.
“More importantly, the July 15 coup attempt was evaded and failed, creating no damage to the economy. Turkey has continued to produce value, investments and exports. Our exports increased by 16 percent in the week following the failed coup attempt. We also boosted our exports in August to the highest in the last 28 months,” he noted.
Foreign representatives from Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Equator, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, the Ivory Coast, Turkish Cyprus, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia voiced their support, according to the statement.
Messages from ambassadors
Martha Elena Barcena Coqui, who has been serving as Mexican ambassador to Turkey, said that Mexico was unconditionally behind Turkey.
“Turkey has been boosting its stance in Latin America. The Turkish and Mexican trade volume has been at around $1.5 billion; some 95 percent of which is comprised of industrial products. This will increase more,” she noted.
Antonio Luis Espinola Salgado, the Brazilian ambassador to Turkey, emphasized Turkey’s high growth profile over the last decade and a number of Brazilian investments across Turkey.
“We believe in the future of Turkey,” he noted.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Ambassador Marcel Mulumba Tshidimba said they would carry Turkey’s unity and democracy messages to their countries and bring new guests to Turkey.
Cornelis Van Rij, the ambassador of the Netherlands in Turkey, noted that Dutch companies have over 22 billion euros of investment in Turkey.
“We should boost our ties further. You should also make investments in the Netherlands. For instance, Turkey’s Rönesans Group made a key acquisition. We need to create new cooperation opportunities,” he noted.