Arbil trade fair hosts Turkish firms
ARBIL - Anatolia News Agency
KRG Industry Minister Çelebi says Turkish firms want to invest in Arbil. AA photoMore than 10 percent of the 850 companies from 23 countries that are participating in the 8th International Arbil Trade Fair are from Turkey. A total of 88 Turkish firms are present at the four-day fair, which kicked of Oct. 15, Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Industry and Trade Minister Sinan Çelebi has said.
“More than 80 Turkish firms are participating in the fair. This is an important figure showing the extent of trade relations [between Turkey and the KRG],” he said, adding that this figure surpassed his expectation.
“Turkish firms make up 50 percent of the 1,100 companies registered with our ministry,” Çelebi said.
“I recently came back from Turkey. As far as I can see, Turkey’s government, nation and companies want to invest here. We may have a political border between us, but we do not have troubles in terms of relations between people and the economy,” he said.