88. Izmir International Fair Izmir International Business Days within the scope of the second day of the "Turkey-China Business Forum" was held. Speaking at the opening of the forum where the letter of goodwill was signed between the cities of Izmir and Chengdu, Metropolitan Mayor Soyer said, "The bridges we will establish between China and Izmir and the trade agreements we will make will once again connect İzmir to Asia and China to the Mediterranean."
International Izmir Turkey-China Business Days conference on the second day of the Business Forum was held. "One Belt One Road Modern Silk Road Project", the image of China and Turkey, institutions and local municipalities planning of cooperation between organized under headings such forum was attended by senior officials from both countries.
Republic of Turkey, Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer's hosted the event schedule China International Trade Promotion Council (CCPIT) Vice Chairman Zhang Shenfeng, China Ambassador Deng Li, Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey-China Business Council President Murat KOLBASI The People's Republic of China's Communist Party, Chengdu Municipality Party Secretary Fan Ruiping and CCPIT Shanghai Vice President Cao Jinxi.
The fair will contribute to the development of relations
The global economy is remarkable in emphasizing the development of multi-faceted Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, Izmir International Fair in Turkey and said it would offer a new breath relations and contribute to China. Expressing that the 5-year history between the two countries should be carried to economic cooperation, Pekcan said, “China participated in the IEF with 61 companies from nine different states. We have been holding fruitful talks for two days. We know that we will get positive feedback from here. ”
We will build bridges between China and Izmir
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer China and Turkey, stating that represent two great civilizations have shaped the history of the world, "These two regions, not only those living on their own, has determined the fate of the whole world. Many innovations that determine the life of the peoples of the world and direct humanity were born in these two countries. ”
Emphasizing that trade is the most important factor that connects and shares these two distant geographies, Soyer continued as follows: “China and İzmir have been connected to each other for hundreds of years through the trade routes coming from Asia and İzmir port. Today, we meet here to revive our common past once again. The bridges we will establish between China and Izmir and the trade agreements we will make will once again connect İzmir to Asia and China to the Mediterranean. The economy of İzmir and all the cities and countries included in this network will come to life through the roads to be built within the scope of the "One Belt, One Road" project launched by China, one of the most influential projects of the century.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer emphasized that the fact that the People's Republic of China has become a partner country in İzmir International Fair, has a great value for İzmir. To continue to be the East's gateway to the West. I believe with all my heart that this meeting is extremely important for us to achieve this goal. ”
Izmir and Chengdu sign a letter of goodwill
During the forum, a letter of goodwill was also signed between Izmir and Chengdu, China. Thus, the two cities took the first step to cooperate in tourism, urban infrastructure, tourism, fairs and cultural organizations, economic and commercial promotion.
Li Chenggang: Infrastructure works continue
Mainland Chinese Deputy Trade Minister Li Chenggang said that the intensification of mutual visits between China and Turkey "official visit in Turkey with more balanced trade between the two countries, and we have agreed on the development of economic relations. We have cooperation on infrastructure facilities. infrastructure facilities in Turkey, Chinese companies reached $ 15 billion. Cooperation on investment has gained significant momentum. Chinese companies have invested 2 billion 780 million dollars in Turkey. 2018 was the year of Turkey in China. 400 thousand tourists came to Turkey, "he said.
Olpak: We want support to do more business
Nail Olpak, Chairman of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), said that they are expecting support from governments to increase the trade volume and to do more business. China's $ 2 trillion in imports from all over the world made stating that Turkey could take in the amount of 1,5 parts per thousand Olpak, "We do not deserve it. We expect China to improve their existing investments in Turkey. We want cooperation in tourism to increase. This is necessary not only in terms of revenues, but also to get to know each other more. We need to strengthen relationships from gastronomy to guidance services. Direct flights between China and Izmir will contribute to this process. ”
Shenfeng: 400 thousand Chinese arrived in Turkey
China International Trade Promotion Council (CCPIT) Vice Chairman Zhang also said that China and Shenfeng ancient times until today to take the friendship between Turkey and extending through the ancient Silk Road. Especially recently, Chinese companies in Turkey trade volume exceeded $ 100 million Shenfeng stated that, "the number of Chinese visiting Turkey exceeded 400 thousand. Turkey left their mark on the beauty of the Chinese. While there is a complex environment in the world, all trade indexes of China are in a reasonable range. Reform continues in China. The two countries have complementary advantages. Bilateral trade is gradually increasing. ”
Agreements on the table
Immediately after the forum, Turkey and the People's Republic of China Ministry of Commerce of the two countries, especially cooperation between institutions and organizations, long-distance friendship, goodwill, technology and trade agreements were signed. In addition, the first Chinese bank started its operations in Turkey, China Industrial and Commercial Bank (ICBC) Turkey representative, Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) and the signing ceremony of cooperation and trade agreement between Sichuan Airlines took place.
One Generation One Way - Modern Silk Road Project
Silk studies conducted in Turkey for many years on the revitalization of the way, spearheaded by China, "Belt and Road" called "Silk Road Economic Belt" and "21. Century Sea Silk Road ”initiatives. China's "Belt and Road" initiative, which supports Turkey, the G-2015 20 years had opened its arms to this breakthrough with the cooperation agreement signed with the Istanbul Summit in China. Within the framework of this cooperation, a legal basis has been established for the establishment of close cooperation in the field of transport networks, including mainly highways, railways and ports. In this context, İzmir, which has a strategic importance with its geopolitical position, will also make significant contributions to the Modern Silk Road Project, which is one of the most important breakthroughs of the 21 century with its International Business Days Meetings.