28.08.2018

MUSIAD, which continues its activities in 207 points of the world with its Trade Diplomacy approach and declared 2018 as the ”African Year” in line with this understanding, opened a representative office in Zambia with the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Abdullah Demir took office as the representative of MUSIAD’s Zambia branch.

MUSIAD, which continues its activities around the world with its Trade Diplomacy approach and declared 2018 as the ”African Year” in line with this understanding, opened a representative office in Zambia.  Thus, MUSIAD has reached 207 contact points in 77 countries abroad.

We will be more active in Africa

Stated that they declared 2018 as the African Year, İbrahim Uyar, Chairman of the Foreign Organizational Development Commission, said that they had currently branches in  representative offices in Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan, and representative offices in Mauritania, Chad, Niger, Benin, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Kenya. Stating that they have been conducting studies for Zambia for a long time, Uyar said that they opened the representative office in Zambia, according to the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Stating that they were aiming to be available in 30 countries in Africa until the end of the year, Uyar said that they would open their offices in Tanzania, Ghana and Ethiopia in the near future.

Turkey-Zambia Trade Relations should be increased

Stating that Turkey and Zambia had important relations from past to present, Uyar emphasized that the trade between Zambia and Turkey was less than its potential value. Stating that they put projects related to Africa into practice in the direction of the mutual win-win principle, Uyar said that he believed that the trade volume would be brought to important levels via MUSIAD’s Zambia Representative Office.

We will reach 100 countries by the end of the year

Uyar, who pointed out that they are aiming to have contact offices in 100 countries by the end of the year, said that they separated the world into six regions and they were working meticulously on every specific region and even every specific country.
Uyar said: “We are planning to work heartily and have trips all around the world until the end of the year to accomplish our goals.  We are the strongest CSO of Turkey abroad. We will make all the necessary effort in order to help our country reach the targeted export figures.”.

Abdullah Demir, MUSIAD’s Zambia Representative stated that Zambia had an important position in the MUSIAD's initiative named ”African Year”.  Emphasized that they would carry out activities for the development of trade volume between Turkey and Zambia, Demir said that they would conduct joint works with the representatives of the business world in the country and the related organizations. Demir also said that they would carry out studies in terms of development of the relations between Turkey and Zambia with the “Trade Diplomacy” approach.