In order to reinforce the dialogue between the agricultural companies of Serbia and Turkey, Serbia-Turkey Agricultural Executive Committee Meeting and Business Forum has been held as part of the first foreign visit of the Minister of Food Agriculture and Livestock Mr. Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba. General Director of Mr. Ayhan Karayama represented the Turkish Agricultural Credit Cooperatives at the Forum.
In August 21th and 22nd the panel “The Future of the Agriculture and Livestock Partnership of Turkey-Serbia” has been held. Mr. Ali Recep Nazlı General Director of the EU and Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock moderated the panel. Mr. Fakıbaba and Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Mr. Branislav Nedimovic made the opening speeches.
After the panel B2B meetings been held between 157 Turkish businessmen and representatives of unions. Gübretaş, İmece Plastics, Tarkim, Tareks and TK Birlik were represented during the B2B meetings with Serbian counterparts.
After the meetings of the Serbian and Turkish Delegations two Mnisters signed an Action Plan. During the press conference Minister of Food Agriculture and Livestock Mr. Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba underlined the importance of the ties between Serbia and Turkey and called Serbia as one of the key countries in Balkans in terms of peace and stability in the region.
Minister of Food Agriculture and Livestock Mr. Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba told that they have had a chance to talk about mutual cooperation and business related topics with Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Mr. Branislav Nedimovic and underlinded the expanded Turkish invesments in Serbia. Fakıbaba also stated that the process on updating the Free Trade Agreement is being continued.
Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Mr. Branislav Nedimovic told that the Presidents of both countries ensured the political opportunities to succeed on agriculture and food and laid stress on the geological importance of Serbia being close to the EU. Mr. Branislav Nedimovic also highlighted that Turkey’s importance for Serbia for opening to the East and stated that assesssing this opportunity would enable Serbia to opening different markets.