Bulgaria- Turkey Agricultural Bussiness Meeting has been held in Sofia co-presided by Minister of Food Agriculture and Livestock Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba and Bulgarian Minister of Food, Agriculture and Forestry Rumen Porojanov.
Bulgaria- Turkey Agricultural Bussiness Meeting took place in Sofia, capital city of Bulgaria, considering the request of the countries that aim at development of agricultural trade with Turkey.
Bulgaria- Turkey Agricultural Bussiness Meeting has been held on 27th of November, 2017 as the 13th Agricultural Bussiness Forum in Sofia co-presided by Misnister of Food Agriculture and Livestock Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba and Minister of Food, Agriculture and Forestry Rumen Porojanov.
174 Turkish 190 Bulgarian representatives attended to the meeting and General Director Ayhan KARAYAMA represented Agricultural Credit Cooperatives.
Misnister of Food Agriculture and Livestock Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba made an opening speech at the Forum and stated that they are decisive about developing agricultural relations between Turkey and Bulgaria at its peak. Mr. Fakıbaba underlined that they are preparing an action plan that would enable a win-win situation mutually and escalate the trading volüme between two countries that have close ties dates back to long history of friendship.
Fakıbaba said that there are large number of bussiness people from different agricultural sectors and reminded that in 2016 the trade volüme between two countries were 4,5 billion USD which constitutes 7% of of total sum.
Bulgarian Minister of Food, Agriculture and Forestry Rumen Porojanov underlined the importance of mutual Relations with Turkey and said that Turkey in this region is their main trade partner.
General Director of Turkish Agricultural Credit Cooperatives Mr. Ayhan KARAYAMA made a presentation about ACC and its subsidiary companies during the Future of the Turkish-Bulgarian Agricultural Trade Partnership Panel presided by Prof. Dr. Vasil Nikolov, Head of Bulgarian Academy of Agriculture. Underlying the importance of notions of cooperation and solidarity in the cooperativism movement, Mr Karayama stated that the agricultural trade potential has to be increased between the countries which have a deep rooted relationship based on a common history.
Afterwords, B2b meetings took place with the participation of bussinesspeople and union representatives from Bulgaria and Turkey. ACC subsidiary companies Gubretaş, İmece Plastic, Tarkim, Tareks and TK Birlik were represented at the meeting.