THY and HIB to increase service exports to Venezuela

Turkish Airlines (THY) Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Service Exporters’ Association (HIB) Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat stated that as THY, in order to increase service exports to Venezuela, they continue to work on 7 direct flights to this country and 3 flights with a connecting flight to Havana, with a total of 10 flights per week.

According to the statement made by the THY Press Office, HIB President Prof. Dr. Bolat made contacts that will contribute to the commercial relations between the two countries during his visit to Venezuela with the delegation organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) under the leadership of Trade Minister Mehmet Mus.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, whose views were included in the statement, stated that as HIB, they made contacts with 3,700 companies to take part in the Venezuelan economy.

Bolat stated that as HIB, they have a strong place in the delegation with the participation of the leading representatives of the education services, passenger and freight transportation, logistics services, tourism, contracting and technical consultancy, maintenance and repair services sectors, “We have held meetings with our 3,700 companies that are members of HIB to contribute to the Venezuelan economy. I hope that this organization, which will improve the commercial relations between the two countries, will be beneficial for the goods and services sectors.”

Stating that they have started working to increase the number of flights to Venezuela in order to expand the trade volume, Bolat said, “As THY, we continue our efforts to increase it to 10 flights a week in total, with 7 direct flights to Venezuela and 3 connecting flights to Havana.”

HIB Board Member, Tourism and Travel-Related Services Committee Chairman, TUROB Vice President, Hediye Gural Gul, also noted that Anatolia has come to the fore as a homeland where 3 ancient religions are freely practiced for centuries.

Expressing that people from different religions, nationalities and cultures have lived together freely and respectfully for hundreds of years, creating a rich cultural mosaic, Gul stated that this richness can be seen in many fields such as art, architecture and gastronomy today.

The tour, which took place on January 22-26 under the leadership of Minister of Trade Mehmet Mus, was attended by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat and Hediye Gural Gul, as well as TIM President Mustafa Gultepe, representatives from the Turkish Embassy in Caracas and many business people from different sectors in Turkiye.

The delegation from Turkiye was received by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. During the trip, the delegation held official meetings with Venezuelan Deputy Minister of State and Minister of Economy and Finance Delcy Eloina Rodrigues Gomez, Deputy Minister of Trade and Minister of Investments Hector Jose Silva Hernandez, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Ramon Celestino Valasquez Araguayan.

Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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