By Daspina Hasanova
Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association
(MUSIAD) of Turkiye wants to strengthen relations between Türkiye
and Azerbaijan in the commercial sector, bringing the volume of
trade to a higher level, Head of MUSIAD Mahmut Asmali told
'The Business to Business (B2B) meetings organized last year in
Baku within the framework of MUSIAD, Small and Medium Business
Development Agency of Azerbaijan, and the International Business
Forum (IBF) contributed to the creation of new partnerships between
Azerbaijani and Turkish businessmen,' he said.
Asmali noted that Turkish companies are actively working on the
reconstruction of the liberated Karabakh region and investing in
'Among these companies are MUSIAD member companies. MUSIAD
continues to be active in this area in Azerbaijan,' he added.
Asmali stressed that the cooperation between Turkiye and
Azerbaijan and the ongoing joint projects promoted the contribution
to the economy of the two countries.
He also added that the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing war
between Russia and Ukraine have had a big impact on the global
economy. At the same time, these events didn't have an impact on
the Turkish economy.
'After the pandemic, one of the biggest measures to support the
Turkish economy has been exports. Despite fears that the war
between Russia and Ukraine could disrupt this trend, this has been
avoided to date,' he said.
Asmali added that due to the tension between the two countries,
the problems facing the European economy are obvious. However,
despite this, Turkiye's exports continue to grow.
“The US has become Turkiye's second largest export market.
Events in the region and the pandemic have contributed to Türkiye's
increasing entry into the American market. Along with this, thanks
to successful diplomacy, Türkiye is also seeing a significant
increase in exports to the countries of the Middle East,” he
Asmali noted that MUSIAD will continue the changes started in
2022 with a larger strategic plan in 2023, which will take steps to
increase exports and expand activities.
'MUSIAD's Anatolian economic diplomacy program, which it's
currently working on, forms the basis of this strategy,' the head
of association informed.
He added that the ambassadors of Nigeria, the United Arab
Emirates, Hungary, and Rwanda met in Ankara with businessmen in
Anatolia, and in the near future, it is planned to hold meetings of
the ambassadors of New Zealand and Bahrain with businessmen in
various cities of Turkiye.
'Until now, MUSIAD has exchanged views with delegations from 50
countries. In addition, meetings with ambassadors and delegations
from Azerbaijan, the USA, China, Switzerland, the United Arab
Emirates, Oman, Japan, and South Africa were held at the MUSIAD
headquarters,' Asmali stressed.
According to him, MUSIAD also seeks to empower women in the
field of entrepreneurship.
'When MUSIAD committed to the project of the MUSIAD Women
Entrepreneurs Organization, it changed the structure and created
new work areas in September 2021. Within this framework, the MUSIAD
Women Entrepreneurs Organization organized the International
Awareness Summit for the first time,' Asmali said.
He also emphasized that MUSIAD aims to strengthen the
organizational structure with the launch of the Organization of
Women Entrepreneurs to the international level in the near
'The association will continue to work and achieve success
together with Turkish youth to build a strong future in Türkiye and
Azerbaijan,' Asmali concluded.
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