It seems like Turkey has recently been putting valiant effort into some of its neighboring relationships. Taking a look at Qatar, the recent ‘Qatari-Turkish Economic Forum’, was set up to strengthen economic collaboration between the two countries in a variety of industries. This includes (but is not limited to): agriculture, industry, infrastructure and pharmaceuticals. This will be inaugurated by Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani, Chair of the Qatar Chamber and Rifat Hisarciklioglu, President of the and Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
It does not end there. Starting today (for two days), the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center is hosting the ‘Expo Turkey 2018.’ Organized by Medyacity, it is hoped that this will result in bolstering networking and investment opportunities between the two countries.
Over in Serbia, Rasim Ljajic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications in Serbia, met up with Hakan Cavusoglu, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister. The area of discussion centered around how to “improv[e] the overall economic relations of the two countries and the implementation of the infrastructure projects.”
It seems like collaboration has already been working. In the first 11 months of 2017, trade between Serbia and Turkey “exceeded the record $1bn,” 21 percent higher than for the year earlier. Added to this is the new agreement that was signed on the stimulation and protection of investments and the fact that new investors are coming from Turkey. It is very likely that foreign trade will grow even more this year.