DELEGATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (KOSGEB) OF TURKEY LED BY PRESIDENT MR. RECEP BICER CALLED ON FEDERAL MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION..
Islamabad: March 07, 2016
Corporation between Pakistan and Turkey to create Job opportunities
Government of Pakistan is committed to curb poverty and unemployment through development of small and medium enterprises. Pakistan can boost its exports through SME’s. This was said by Federal Minister for Industries and Production Rais Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi while meeting with president of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB) of Turkey. Delegation was led by Mr. Recep Bicer, President of KOSGEB while Ambassador of Turkey also accompanied the delegation.
The Turkish delegation is in Pakistan on the invitation of chief Minister, Punjab, Mian Muammad Shahbaz Shafir. The Government of Punjab will work closely with KOSGEB in order to develop SME Sector through Turkish experience of development. KOSGEB will help Punjab government in transfer of knowledge, experience and technology. All these projects will be executed through SMEDA being the counterpart agency to KOSGEB. While talking to the delegation, Federal Minister emphasized the need of bilateral cooperation and trade. “Pakistan and Turkey have huge potential of bilateral trade”, he said.
The Minister and Turkish Ambassador also witnessed the MoU signing ceremony between KOSGEB and SMEDA. Mr. Alamgir Chaudhary, CEO SMEDA, signed the MoU with KOSGEB from Pakistan side. In his welcome address Mr. Alamgir Chaudhary identified the potential areas of mutual cooperation. Mr. Recep Bicar, in his address, threw light on the role of KOSGEB in poverty elevation and export promotion in Turkey. He also highlighted functioning and achievements of KOSGEB. While talking to journalists. The Federal Minister termed this event as a millstone in the way of Pak-Turk friendship. The delegation will remain in Lahore till 10th of March.