Abdurrahman Kaan, President of MUSIAD, and İbrahim Uyar, Chairman of the Foreign Organizational Development Commission, made some contacts within the scope of South Africa program of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Abdurrahman Kaan, President of the Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association, performed some visits within the scope of South Africa, where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went for BRICS Summit, and Zambia contacts.  Also, İbrahim Uyar, Chairman of the Foreign Organizational Development Commission, and Ebubekir Salim, Chairman of MUSIAD South Africa Branch, took part in the program.

President Kaan firstly  participated in the opening ceremony of Kançılarya Building of Pretorya Embassy as part of the program. Met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the opening, Kaan gave information about activities of South Africa Branch and studies of MUSIAD.

MoU has been signed with MİNERA

Continued his contacts in South Africa after the meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Kaan made evaluations regarding MUSIAD’s projects by being guest on ITV, which broadcasts in 23 Muslim countries. After TV show, Kaan met with Mandla Mandela, who is grandchild of  Nelson Mandela, first black President of South Africa, and also Founder Member of MUSIAD South Africa Branch.

Met with the leading representatives of business world in South Africa, Kaan signed MoU with MİNERA, which is one of the most important     business organizations in South Africa.
Continued to make contacts in the second day of the program as well, Kaan took part in the opening of the South Africa Office of Maarif Foundation, with the participation of Emine Erdoğan.

South Africa-Turkey Networking Meeting was hosted by MUSIAD

Hosted by MUSIAD South Africa Branch, Turkey-South Africa Networking dinner program was held with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Johannesburg. Conducted bilateral negotiations with businessmen from South Africa, Kaan received information about business and investment opportunities in South Africa.

Works related to representative agency are speeded up

Abdurrahman Kaan, President of MUSIAD, and İbrahim Uyar, Chairman of the  Foreign Organizational Development Commission, went to Zambia after South Africa visit. Kaan, who came together with representatives from the business world, attended the round table meeting hosted by Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) and Zambia Development Agency. Kaan, paying visits for the opening of the representative agency of Zambia, took important steps to widen the operational network in Africa.

We Can Solve the Problem of Financing in Africa

President Abdurrahman Kaan talked about his impressions of South Africa and Zambia visits. Kaan, who stated that they want to benefit from Africa more, remarked that they are taking the future of Africa into consideration instead of the present day of the continent, and said:

“The population of Africa, which is 1.3 billion today, is expected to go over 4 billion in the year 2050.  In this sense, Africa presents a great potential.  As MUSIAD, we declared 2018 as the “Africa Year”. We are operating over 74 countries worldwide. MUSIAD has members who own infrastructures of different kinds, from food to construction and from textile to automotive.  We are planning to increase the number of representative agencies in Africa from 12 to 21.

In the near future, the more interest is given to Africa and the more business representatives visit here, the more opportunities we will be able to get. The solutions to the financing problems caused by other countries should be introduced here, too. Within this direction, Africa is one of our top target markets.”

Africa Has a Strategic Value

Chairman of Foreign Organization and Development Comission İbrahim Uyar stated that the visits to South Africa and Zambia were very fruitful for both our country and MUSIAD, and that they took important steps with the bilateral relations they formed in the direction of “Trade Diplomacy” vision of MUSIAD.  Uyar said that Africa has a strategic importance in the studies and operations of MUSIAD, and for that reason, they declared 2018 as the” Africa Year”. Uyar, who pointed out that the operations to widen the organization network in Africa are in progress, said that MUSIAD will be represented in 30 African countries by the end of the year.