Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Turkey M.R. Hassen, during a round table information sharing meeting with the members of the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, invited the Bursa based business community to explore a wide range of quality Sri Lankans products and look for investment opportunities available in Sri Lanka. Ambassador had a constructive discussion with Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors Ismail Kus and the Assembly members & board of directors of the Bursa Chamber of Commerce & Industry to enhance trade, investment & tourism between Bursa & Sri Lanka on 24September 2021.

Prominent business personalities and representatives of companies currently engaged in business activities with Sri Lanka were present at the occasion and shown interest in Sri Lankan spices, Ceylon Tea and solid tyres and other rubber related products. They expressed their desire to visit Sri Lanka once Sri Lanka fully opens for foreigners without quarantine restrictions. 

Region of Bursa is the second largest business city of Turkey with huge manufacturing sector and recorded 21.3 million USD worth total trade in year 2020. In terms of population Bursa currently ranks fourth with 3.1 million population. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry comprised of 46,000 memberships and established in 1889. Textile, automotive manufacturing, food processing, fresh fruits, nuts and dry fruits and tourism are the major sectors contribute to its economy.

Minister Counsellor (Commercial) of the Embassy Yoshitha Jayasuriya, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to Bursa Ahmet Yildiz, Vice President of the Assembly Murat Bayizit, Deputy President of the Assembly Metin Senyurt, Member of the Board of Directors. Yuksel Tasdemir attended at the meeting.

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