President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca will make a state visit to Turkey later on this week. She will be accompanied by a trade delegation composed of 50 businessmen.
During a preparatory meeting for the visit, President Coleiro Preca said that there is potential in Turkey for further investment opportunities between the two countries. She stated that she is convinced that the state visit will leave the desired results for Maltese businesses, while it continues to strengthen the political and bilateral relations between Malta and Turkey.
Mr Lino Mintoff from the Chamber of Commerce, who will lead the businessmen in Turkey, told TVM that the 50 members of the delegation represent various sectors.
“We have construction, financial services, maritime sector; also recycling and various others. Obviously, this trade delegation will meet with Turkish companies who will attend the B2B meetings we will organized as a Chamber with our counterparts in Turkey. They will have the opportunity to seek partnership opportunities between Maltese and Turkish companies”.
In Istanbul, the Maltese delegation will participate in a business and tourism forum and a forum organized by Malta Enterprise. In Ankara, President Coleiro Preca will meet with Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan.