World Bulletin / News Desk
Newly-appointed Turkish ambassador to Chad Serdar Cengiz has vowed to boost bilateral trade volumes between the two countries to $50 million this year.
“As Turkey’s second ambassador to Chad, I will do my best to develop Turkish-Chadian relations," Cengiz told Anadolu Agency.
Cengiz was appointed last week, succeeding Ahmed Kavas, an expert on African issues.
According to the new ambassador, the total trade volume between Turkey and Chad stood at $24 million in 2013, rising to $36 million last year.
Cengiz said he hopes to raise this figure to $50 million this year.
Cooperation between Turkey and Chad has been stepped up in recent years due to proactive diplomatic policies on both the socio-economic and cultural levels.
In terms of cooperation in the education sector, Cengiz said that he would work on raising the number of academic scholarships available to Chadian students.
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