Speech by Ambassador Ahmet Demirok at Turkish-German Reception

Ahmet Demirok 24.02.2015
Distinguished Members of Turkish and German Businessmen Associations,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am delighted to be here this evening to participate in joint reception by Turkish and German Businessmen Associations. I do believe that this event will boost further the cooperation between two nations’ businessmen working in Qatar.

There are more than 60 Turkish companies registered in Qatar and we are glad to see that they are making a remarkable contribution to the economic and social development of the country. Turkish contractors have successfully completed many projects in Qatar such as Museum of Islamic Arts, New Doha International Airport, Qatar National Convention Center, Salwa Road, North Road, Qatargas Onshore Facilities and many others. Total value of projects undertaken by Turkish companies and contractors in Qatar has surpassed 15 billion US Dollars so far. The relationship between Turkey and Qatar goes well beyond trade and investment. It is building partnerships, friendships and prosperity and Turkish companies played an important role in this respect.

Dear Guests,

Turkey and Germany have close commercial, economic and human ties. Annual trade volume between two countries reached to 38 billion US Dollars in 2014, which makes Germany the biggest trade partner of Turkey as it has been for years. Almost 3 million Turkish citizens and German citizens of Turkish descent living in Germany, and 4 million German tourists visiting Turkey each year, are among the building blocks of our relations.

Within the framework of 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2030 Qatar National Vision, we see a high economic potential in Qatar and there is still much to do to reach the peak of this potential. Therefore, it is time for Turkish and German companies in Qatar to collaborate on business opportunities in every field of the economic sector.

I am confident that two businessmen associations will continue their efforts in expanding the cooperation opportunities between the companies and enhancing each other's development in any field.

Thank you very much, I wish you a pleasant evening.

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