AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR VISITED ATO PRESIDENT BARAN
BARAN: "WE WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE OUR COMMERCIAL RELATIONS WITH AUSTRIA."
-AMBASSADOR WIMMER: " IT GIVES US BOTH COURAGE AND EXCITEMENT TO SEE THAT ANKARA IS SO ADVANCED IN TERMS OF ECONOMY AND TRADE."
January 10 th 2020- Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) President Gürsel Baran said that historical relations between Austria and Turkey have been strengthening in the past years. "However, $ 2.3 billion trade volume between our two countries is not enough. We would like to develop trade relations with Austria. Furthermore, strengthening the friendly relations between Turkey and Austria would contribute to mutual trade" Baran said.
Austrian Ambassador H.E. Johannes Wimmer and Commercial Attaché Christian Maier visited President of Gürsel Baran. Mr Baran said economic relations between Turkey and Austria continues without the influence of politics. Austria ranks the 4th country in terms of FDIs in Turkey and Austrian investments since 2002 is reported to be almost 11 billion USD, said Baran. "There are 250 thousand Turkish citizens living in Austria, and almost 7.000 Turkish enterprises, which employs approximately 10,000 people." Mr. Baran added.
Mr Baran reminded that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in 2014 to develop bilateral relations between the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and the Ankara Chamber of Commerce, which could be regarded as the first step in long term cooperation between two chambers in various fields, especially in tourism.
President Baran presented Ankara Chamber of Commerce and Ankara economy during the meeting and stated that "We are strong together with our trade, export, entrepreneurs. We are ready to do everything necessary to reach the figures that will make both countries and entrepreneurs happy in a short time by developing our relations with this excitement and spirit."
Ambassador of Austria to Ankara, H.E. Johannes Wimmer, expressed that Ankara is a developed city. "It is both encouraging and exciting for us to see Ankara being developed in terms of economy and trade potential. It is very important for us that Ankara is a place where we can find anything. Austria is a small but economically strong country. We can create a lot of opportunity by bringing Austria and Ankara together. Although our relations with Ankara are good, we will focus on this subject to diversify and expand our activities in different areas. "
"Turkey is a stabilized country when compared with its neighboring countries. We really appreciate this and we regard Turkey as an important place in this region, both commercially and diplomatically. Trade is a tool that brings us together. We will overcome the diplomatic difficulties that we face through trade." Ambassador Wimmer concluded.
INVESTMENT AND COOPERATION INVITATION TO ATO MEMBERS FROM THE AMBASSADOR OF CUBA
INITIATIVE FOR COMMERCIAL COOPERATION WITH SRI LANKA FROM ATO
INITIATIVE FROM ATO FOR COMMERCIAL COOPERATION WITH PALESTINE
THE OPINIONS OF GÜRSEL BARAN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF ANKARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE ECONOMY JOURNAL
ATO'S GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS BOOK IS INTRODUCED
AMBASSADOR FOR MALTA VISITED ATO PRESIDENT BARAN
ATO PRESIDENT BARAN MEATO PRESIDENT BARAN MEETS ONLINE WITH MOLDOVA AMBASSADOR H.E. DMITRI CROITORETS ON-LINE WITH MOLDOVA AMBASSADOR CROITOR
ATO PRESIDENT BARAN: "WE ARE ON BOARD IF YOU TRADE WITH TURKEY
TURKISH-AMERICAN BUSINESS WORLD COMES TOGETHER