Delegation of Turkish Buisiness from Antalya Region Visited Chamber

The issues of bilateral cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Antalya region (Turkey) were discussed at the meeting of the Vice President of the Chamber of Russia Vadim Chubarov with the Turkish delegation. The meeting took place on March 19 at the Chamber.


The Vice President of the Chamber thanked the guests from Turkey for the visit, which is another confirmation of the high dynamics of bilateral contacts with Turkey. “The doors of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry are always open to our Turkish friends,” he emphasized.

According to Vadim Chubarov, the development of Russian-Turkish cooperation still maintains high momentum. The Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry drew the attention of Turkish entrepreneurs to the need to interact with regional chambers, such as the Moscow Regional, Republic of Tatarstan, Ural, Rostov and Lipetsk, which express great interest in cooperation.

The Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry also noted that Turkish entrepreneurs are participating in exhibition and fair activities at Expocentre. “This was confirmed by the Prodexpo exhibition held in February, where Turkey and China had separate pavilions,” he recalled.

At the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, V. Chubarov said, with the active assistance of the Turkish Embassy in Moscow and the Russian-Turkish Business Council, meetings are held on a regular basis, including during visits of delegations of Turkish partner organizations to raise awareness among representatives of the business circles of our countries about opportunities in the field trade and economic cooperation. V. Chubarov called the Russian-Turkish Business Council one of the most active within the Chamber.

Vice President of the Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bogacan Göksu noted that after Istanbul, his city has the most developed network of international relations and is the most important for Russian-Turkish relations, where more than 50 thousand Russians live and many companies with Russian capital operate. According to him, the Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the oldest in Turkey, but Turkish business today is known not only for tourism and agricultural production: medical tourism indicators are growing, new industrial zones are being built. “We are very motivated to cooperate and develop our relations,” Bogacan Goksu emphasized.

Representatives of the Turkish side noted that the economy of Antalya has opportunities for investment in the construction sector and the production of materials for the construction industry. In the industrial zone of Antalya there are companies that produce furniture and fertilizers. Antalya Technology Development Center can provide facilities to give impetus to the development of innovative technologies. “We count on your understanding that Turkey not only provides opportunities to enter the markets of third countries, but is also a large market in itself,” the Turkish guests said.

Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of the Turkish Republic in Moscow Omer Kerman expressed interest in developing cooperation with Expocentre, which will increase the presence of Turkish companies at the numerous exhibitions held by this organization. He also invited Russian companies to participate in exhibitions held in Antalya and other Turkish regions.

Elena Medvedeva, Director of the Department of Project and Investment Activities of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who participated in the meeting, showed interest in the new industrial zones being created in Antalya and expressed confidence in the development of cooperation in finding partners for member organizations of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She invited representatives of the Turkish side to actively participate in exhibitions held by Expocentre.

General Director of the Russian-Turkish Business Council Alexey Egarmin noted that the Council is involved in disseminating information about the opportunities provided by Turkish markets for the regions of the Russian Federation. In particular, the regions of Siberia, the Far East, and the North are actively using this. 18 direct agreements were signed with trade unions in Turkey. In this regard, he expressed his readiness to sign a separate agreement with the Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry. According to Alexey Egarmin, the work of the Business Council is not only the development of business relations, but cooperation in the field of culture, education and sports.

By Peter Cheremushkin,

Press Service of the Russian Chamber of Commerce