National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and DEIK President Nail Olpak (Source: VNA)
 
Istanbul (VNA) – President of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) Nail Olpak welcomed National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to the country to attend the Turkey-Vietnam Business and Investment Forum during a meeting in Istanbul on October 8.

Olpak said the forum, held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, attracted nearly 160 Turkish firms, proving their interest in the Vietnamese market.

He revealed that a delegation of Turkish enterprises will arrive in Vietnam to attend a week of fashion and cuisine in late October.

Introducing the DEIK’s function and mission, Olpak said the board was established in 1985 in order to monitor the 144 Turkish business councils worldwide. In the Asia-Pacific alone, it has nine business councils in charge of coordinating Turkey’s global business operations and holding responsibility for foreign economic-trade delegations working in the country.

NA Chairwoman Ngan expressed her delight at the development of trade and investment ties between the two countries, especially since the signing of the trade, economic, and technical cooperation agreement in 1997.

She thanked Olpak and DEIK for working closely with Vietnamese agencies to hold the forum, adding that direct flights between Vietnam and Turkey have facilitated bilateral trade, investment, and tourism.

The top legislator said the forum affords Vietnamese and Turkish firms a chance to learn about business opportunities in each side, thereby developing bilateral cooperation in the future. –VNA