18 July 2012The Chairman of the Turkish-Chinese Business Council, Husnu Ozyegin on Tuesday called on Chinese investors to make investments in Turkey which would produce goods in the fields of energy, mining, automobiles, and logistics sectors for exports purposes.
Speaking at the Turkish-Chinese Business Forum organized by the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) and Guangzhou Foreign Trade Development Organization in Istanbul, Ozyegin said that Turkish contractors had better relations than their Chinese counterparts in North Iraq, Russia and Eurasia.
China must make use of Turkey's good relations in these regions, Ozyegin stressed.
Turkish and Chinese universities must cooperate and implement student exchange programs, Ozyegin also said.
Also speaking at the forum, Guangzhou Party Secretary Wan Qingliang said that Istanbul and Guangzhou were the starting and ending points of the Silk Road.
Between 2010 and 2014, we will make investments worth five billion USD, Qingliang noted.
"We will make annual investments worth 630 million USD. We wish to see more businesspeople and students in Guangzhou," Qingliang also said.