Ambassador M.R. Hassen during a round table information sharing meeting with members of the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry invited the Bursa based business community to explore wide range of quality Sri Lankans products and look for investment opportunities available in Sri Lanka. Ambassador had a constructive discussion with Mr. Ismail Kus, Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Assembly members & board of directors of the Bursa Chamber of Commerce & Industry to enhance trade, investment & tourism between Bursa & Sri Lanka on 24th September 2021.
Prominent business personalities and representatives of companies currently engage in business activities with Sri Lanka present at the occasion and shown interest on Sri Lankan spices, Ceylon Tea and solid tyres and other rubber related products. They expressed their desire to visit Sri Lanka once Sri Lanka fully opens for foreigners without quarantine restrictions.
Region of Bursa is the second largest business city of Turkey with huge manufacturing sector and recorded 21.3 million USD worth total trade in year 2020. In terms of population Bursa currently ranks fourth with 3.1 million population. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry comprised of 46,000 memberships and established in 1889. Textile, automotive manufacturing, food processing, fresh fruits, nuts and dry fruits and tourism are the major sectors contribute to its economy.
Ms. Yoshitha Jayasuriya, Minister Counsellor (Commercial) of the Embassy, Mr. Ahmet Yildiz, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to Bursa, Mr. Murat Bayizit, Vice President of the Assembly, Mr. Metin Senyurt, Deputy President of the Assembly, Mr. Yuksel Tasdemir, Member of the Board of Directors attended at the meeting.
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