Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:22 GMT

Expo Turkey by Qatar to boost ties further


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) By Irfan Bukhari / The Peninsula

DOHA: Offering an opportunity to boost further existing bilateral economic cooperation, as many as 150 Turkish companies representing seven different sectors will showcase their products and services in Qatar in three-day Expo Turkey by Qatar 2018 from January 17 to 19.
The three-day event is being held from January 17 to 19 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC). The Expo will present a range of Turkish companies highlighting the best in real estate, furniture and food, as well as health and construction.
Expo Turkey by Qatar 2018 is a general trade show organized with the purpose of furthering diplomatic relations between Turkey and Qatar.
The first edition of Expo Turkey by Qatar was realized in Doha last year from April 19 to 21.
In the Expo, companies representing seven sectors including real estate; construction and construction materials; furniture and decoration; health tourism; information technology; food; machines and equipment will participate. The expo's visitors will include representatives of Qatar's private sector; purchasing delegations; investment authorities; leading local and regional businessmen; distributors among others.
According to organizers as many as 3000 professional visitors and 10,000 visitors are likely to visit the three-day expo. Last year, 154 Turkish companies and 10 Qatari institutions and organizations participated in the expo while around 1000 one-on-one business meeting were held during Expo Turkey by Qatar 2017.
The upcoming event will boost economic, trade relations between two countries opening new opportunities for Qatari investors to invest in Turkey as well as develop business partnerships between business entities of both countries. 'Expo Turkey by Qatar is a general trade show organised with the purpose of carrying the strong diplomatic relations, between Turkey and Qatar which were developed by Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, into a trading framework, says expoturkeybyqatar.com, official website of the event.

Last week, expanding existing cooperation between Qatar and Turkey, Qatar Post (Q-Post) launched an e-commerce platform Turkish Souq in partnership with Turkish Post (PTT). The new e-commerce platform (turkishsouq.qa) provides access up to 5 million Turkish products to people living in Qatar.
Recently, Turkish pharmaceutical firm CinnaGen also signed a $6m deal with Qatar's leading drug company Ebn Sina Medical.
Ferhat Farsi, Chief Executive Officer, CinnaGen, speaking with Anadolu at a signing ceremony in Doha said: 'Our firm aims to raise Qatar's accessibility to biotech medication under the agreement with Ebn Sina. Currently, Turkey's pharmaceutical exports to Qatar are about $1.2m. With our $6m deal, we will increase our country's drug exports to Qatar five-fold, Farsi said.

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