The Turkey-Africa Economy and Business Forum last week was the latest example showcasing the value Turkey attaches to countries across the continent and its efforts to develop and deepen relations there.
This time the agenda looked somewhat different as the two sides met to discuss the course of their relations during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
“We organized the Turkey-Africa Economy and Business Forum to evaluate the opportunities to do business in Africa during and after the pandemic, reach new markets and potential buyers, establish new commercial and investment partnerships and reach projects and financing tools,” Berna Gözbaşı, coordination chairperson of the Foreign Economic Relations Board’s (DEIK) Turkey-Africa Business Councils, told Daily Sabah in an interview.
Gözbaşı said the meetings discussed new areas of partnership to further develop mutually beneficial economic relations.
She highlighted that the attendees held negotiations within different industries, including finance, health, technology, science, industrialization, infrastructure, investments and entrepreneurship.