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Al Meera officials visit Turkey to forge new business ties.

Tribune News network Doha A business delegation headed by Al Meera Deputy CEO Salah al Hammadi visited Istanbul and Samsun recently to enhance bilateral trade relations between Qatar and Turkey. During their two-day visit, the delegation met with Istanbul and Samsun-based investors and businesses looking to expand in Qatar. They also met with government officials including the Governor of Samsun Osman Kaymak, Al Meera said in a statement on Saturday. The delegation visited Happy Center hypermarket where they met its Chairman Ismail Altun and CEO Yavuz Altun and discussed strategic partnership and ways to improve mutual cooperation. Following this Hammadi graced the opening ceremony of Happy Center's 135th outlet. The Al Meera officials visited Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul, the third largest chamber in the world, which has about 420.000 members. They met with the Vice Chairman of Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul Ahmet Uzair and discussed the possibilities to developing a solid network of partners in Turkey, based on the recommendation of the Chamber. Al Meera also signed a deal with Tekzen, a Turkish Corporation and part of Tekfen Group, to import non-food products. This collaboration will enable Al Meera to increase its non-food offerings to the Qatar market, the statement said. The Al Meera delegation visited Turkey's Samsun city and took a tour around Koytour Chicken factory to assess the quality standards of their exclusive partner, accompanied by its General Manager. Yahiya Nafi. During the visit to Samsun, the Al Meera delegation met with the Governor of Samsun Osman Kaymak and discussed ways to boost trade with Al Meera. Hammadi said,"Our recent visit to Istanbul and Samsun was highly productive. Qatar and Turkey's economic and business interests continue to grow stronger and both regions are benefitting from one another. "As one of the most competitive countries in the Arab region, Qatar's business environment offers countless rewarding opportunities to businesses and investors looking to expand." He said,"Our meetings with Turkish businessmen and business entities were also very positive and gave us the chance to discuss how we can help to increase the bilateral trade relations between Qatar and Turkey. "Qatar market is replete with investment opportunities, which attract Turkish investors and businessmen, affirming that Qatari business owners have real desire to establish trade alliances and partnerships with their Turkish counterparts."

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Publication:Qatar Tribune (Doha, Qatar)
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Date:Oct 7, 2018
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