Turkiye gearing up for B2B sessions to boost ties in AI, says envoy

Turkiye is planning to bring a major business delegation to Qatar for extensive business-to-business (B2B) meetings to explore business opportunities across key sectors, including digitalisation and artificial intelligence (AI), the country’s top diplomat in Doha has said.

Speaking to Gulf Times on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of Project Qatar 2024, Turkish ambassador to Qatar Dr Mustafa Goksu ensured Turkiye’s “brotherly support” to help achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030, as well as the country’s digitalisation efforts.

He said the business delegation from Turkiye is expected to arrive in Qatar “after the summer season either in October or November.” He said the Embassy of Turkiye in Qatar is ready to facilitate B2B meetings between Qatari companies and their Turkish counterparts to identify promising investment avenues, with a focus on emerging domains like AI and digital technologies, among other sectors.

The ambassador also said the Turkish pavilion at this year’s Project Qatar is showcasing the different products and services of around 18 companies, which is “much bigger”than the number of participating companies in last year’s edition.

“These participating companies have already exported to Qatar, the Middle East, and to other countries around the world. Qatar has always been a very important country to us. This market is very important, which is why we are bringing more companies every year,” the ambassador explained.

Goksu also noted that the growing number of participating Turkish companies in the annual Project Qatar reflects their confidence and optimism in the Qatari market.

“We are very confident about the Qatari market. Turkiye has completed many projects in Qatar, and we are still participating in ongoing projects in the country,” he said.

The ambassador noted that trade volume between Qatar and Turkiye has been increasing steadily since 2023, following the expected dip in trade post-FIFA World Cup 2022. He said in the run-up to the World Cup, Turkiye was involved in many large-scale projects related to Qatar’s preparation for hosting the first World Cup in Qatar and the Middle East.

Source: gulf-times

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