Turkey, Senegal ink deal to found business council

Trade volume between Turkey and Senegal reached $125 million in 2013, up from $19.4 million in 2002.

Turkey, Senegal ink deal to found business council

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey and Senegal signed Friday an agreement to establish a business council between the two countries.

Participating in the ceremony in Ankara, Senegal's Foreign Minister stressed the importance of forming such a business council and said Senegal expects more Turkish investors in the country.

"Improving the life standards of the Senegalese people and creating new interest areas are as important as economic and social developments," Mankeur Ndiaye added.

Ndiaye said that Senegal vision for 2035 involves being in a powerful situation under constitutional guidance.

Also speaking at the ceremony, a member of the Turkish Union of Chambers’ Presidency Council said ranking among the ten biggest world economies is among the most important targets of Turkey’s centennial vision.

"Africa has a vital importance in Turkey's targets. You can see that by looking at trade volume figures," Faik Yavuz added.

The trade volume between Turkey and Senegal reached $125 million in 2013, up from $19.4 million in 2002.

The president of Senegal's Trade, Industry, Agriculture Union of Chambers said the business council’s Senegalese leg had already been formed.

"We are ready, we have the council, we have the money. The only thing lacking is gathering the businessmen to make it happen," Mamadou Niang urged.

Earlier on Friday, the third session of the Turkish-Senegal Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation Joint Committee was held in Ankara. The last meeting to evaluate and enhance bilateral economic and trade relations was held in Dakar on 2010.

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