Ivory Coast Deputy Prime Minister Albert Toikeusse Mabri has invited Turkish businesspeople to invest in Ivory Coast, remarking they have investment opportunities of $13 billion in private sector including oil and mine.
Mabri visited Turkey within the scope of Ivory Coast and Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FSTTSO)'s programme and said, "We are here to improve the bilateral relations."
"We care Turkey a lot and invite Turkish investors to our country. We guarantee to facilitate the investments for Turkish businesspeople. I can say that we have investment opportunities valuing $13 billion in private sector including oil and mine, and our San Pedro and Abidjan ports are the biggest ports in Africa," Mabri told AA correspondent at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport VIP Lounge.
Mabri reminded the Ivorian superstar Didier Drogba playing for Turkish soccer club Galatasaray and said, "Some projects may be done between our two countries to promote the sports. For example, a common football academy can be opened, and big clubs like Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas can build sport complexes. The improvement of bilateral relations in terms of sports would converge especially the young people in both countries."
FSTTSO Chairman Osman Gumuskaya said, "Our target is to improve the bilateral relations in cultural, social and economic fields at maximum level."
Mabri who also serves as the Minister of Development and Projects of Ivory Coast and he is going to make a series of presentations to Turkish businesspeople at Istanbul Rixos Hotel on October 23, Wednesday.
AALast Mod: 21 Ekim 2013, 16:59