Filipino ambassador calls on Turkish firms
KAYSERİ - Anatolia News Agency
Ambassador Jusayan Alarilla says Turkish firms may get lucky in the Philippines. AA photoMarilyn Jusayan Alarilla, the Philippine Ambassador to Ankara, said 35,000 businessmen from the
Philippines visit Turkey every year and that she would like Turkish businessmen to visit the Philippines as well.
Alarilla told the Anatolia news agency that the annual foreign trade figure between Turkey and the Philippines was $300 million and that this was too low, so she hoped this number would increase in the coming years.
“Our mutual foreign trade is currently $300 million, but we have a $1 billion in energy, construction and industrial defense agreements … I believe Turkish entrepreneurs can get lucky in the Philippines and the Pacific,” she said. Alarilla said many businessmen from the Philippines wanted to invest in Turkey and that one Philippine firm had even built a port in Turkey. She added her belief that as the two countries become better acquainted, they would ink many more investment deals.