Pak-Turkey to cooperate in creating job opportunities

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is committed to curb poverty and unemployment through development of small and medium enterprises and could boost its exports through small medium enterprises (SMEs).

This was said by Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi while meeting with president of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB) of Turkey on Monday.

The delegation was led by Recep Bicer, President of KOSGEB. The Ambassador of Turkey also accompanied the

delegation.

The Turkish delegation is currently in Pakistan on the invitation of Chief Minister, Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.

The Punjab government will work closely with KOSGEB in order to develop SME Sector through Turkish experience of development.

KOSGEB will help Punjab government in transfer of knowledge, experience and technology.

All these projects will be executed through SMEDA being the counterpart agency to KOSGEB.

While talking to the delegation, the Minister emphasized the need of bilateral cooperation and trade.

“Pakistan and Turkey have huge potential of bilateral trade”, he said.

Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi and Turkish Ambassador also witnessed signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between KOSGEB and SMEDA.

Alamgir Chaudhary, CEO SMEDA, signed the MoU with KOSGEB from Pakistan side.

In his welcome address, Alamgir Chaudhary identified the potential areas of mutual cooperation.

Recep Bicar, in his address, threw light on the role of KOSGEB in poverty alleviation and export promotion in Turkey.

He also highlighted functioning and achievements of KOSGEB.

While talking to journalists, the termed this event as a millstone in the way of Pak-Turk friendship. APP