Aegean Region Chamber of Commerce (EBSO) is organising a trip to Syria between February 14-18 with a delegation of 53 businessmen to promote commercial and economic cooperation opportunities and help increase its members' share of foreign trade with Syria.
A press release issued wednesday by EBSO said the trip was part of their efforts to help industrialists discover new markets, noting that the first business trip would cover Damascus, Homs and Haleppo, where their members would get a chance to meet with Syrian businessmen.
Chairman of EBSO's Board of Executives Ender Yorgancılar, said EBSO would sign cooperation agreements with trade and industry chambers of Damascus, Homs and Haleppo.
Yorgancilar said Syria was a growing market with many cities engaged in trade with Turkey, noting that they wanted to get a piece of the pie. He said they would establish significant business connections with the trip.
Yorgancilar says the recent political rapprochement with Syria helped increase the trade volume between the two countries from USD 400 Million up to USD 1.8 billion adding that it was expected to reach 5 billion USD in the next two years.
Yorgancilar said Syria provided the opportunity to make tax free exports to the wider Arab geography with a population of 300 million, inviting businessmen from the Aegean to seize this opportunity.
Aegean businessmen in Turkey plans Syria trade visit
Aegean Region Chamber of Commerce is organising a trip to Syria between February 14-18 with a delegation of 53 businessmen.