MoU inked to en­hance trade be­tween Pun­jab and Turkey

The Pak Banker - - 2 National -

LA­HORE: A mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing was signed be­tween Pun­jab govern­ment and Con­fed­er­a­tion of Busi­ness­men and In­dus­tri­al­ists of Turkey ( TUSKON) for co­op­er­a­tion in trade, in­dus­tries and other sec­tors.

The sign­ing cer­e­mony was held at TUSKON Cen­ter Is­tan­bul and par­tic­i­pated by Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad Shahbaz Sharif, Mem­bers Pro­vin­cial Assem­bly Kh. Sal­man Rafique, Kh. Ah­mad Hasaan, of­fice-bear­ers of TUSKON as well as in­vestors.

Un­der the agree­ment, a busi­ness con­fer­ence will be held in La­hore in March for sign­ing agree­ments for in­creas­ing co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous sec­tors.

Mem­ber Pun­jab Assem­bly Mian Mohsin Latif and Pres­i­dent TUSKON Riza­nur Meral signed the doc­u­ment on be­half of Pun­jab govern­ment and the con­fed­er­a­tion re­spec­tively.

Ad­dress­ing the cer­e­mony, the Chief Min­is­ter said that there are vast op­por­tu­ni­ties of in­vest­ment in dif­fer­ent sec­tors in Pak­istan es­pe­cially Pun­jab.

He said that a favourable at­mos­phere has been cre­ated for in­vest­ment in the prov­ince and max­i­mum fa­cil­i­ties are be­ing of­fered to lo­cal and for­eign in­vestors.

He said that Pun­jab and Is­tan­bul can launch joint ven­tures in var­i­ous sec­tors. He wel­comed the MoU signed with TUSKON and said that ex­change of the vis­its of del­e­ga­tions will also be made un­der the agree­ment.

He said that Mayor of Is­tan­bul has ac­cepted his in­vi­ta­tion to visit La­hore while a del­e­ga­tion of the con­fed­er­a­tion will also at­tend the con­fer­ence to be held in La­hore in March.

He said that in­vestors from all over Pak­istan will be in­vited to the con­fer­ence and a strat­egy will be evolved for fur­ther co­op­er­a­tion in the light of the rec­om­men­da­tions of the con­fer­ence.

Pres­i­dent TUSKON Riza­nur Meral said that Pak­istan is a broth­erly Is­lamic coun­try of Turkey and Turk busi­ness­men are keenly in­ter­ested in in­vest­ment in Pak­istan.

He said that he will bring a del­e­ga­tion of in­dus­tri­al­ists to La­hore for at­tend­ing the con­fer­ence af­ter com­plet­ing the home­work and a strat­egy will be evolved for launch­ing joint ven­tures with Pun­jab.

More­over, Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad Shahbaz Sharif vis­ited Is­tan­bul Mu­seum and was given a rous­ing wel­come by the Gover­nor of Is­tan­bul Hussyin Evni Mutlu on his ar­rival. A re­cep­tion was also ar­ranged on this oc­ca­sion which was at­tended by Mayor Is­tan­bul Kadir Top­bas, Deputy Mayor of Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, Mem­bers Par­lia­ment and a large num­ber of elite of the city. -Pr

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