Turkish Union plans to set up industrial zone on Pak-Afghan border

The Union of Chambers & Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) is planning to set up an industrial zone on Afghan-Pakistani border, TOBB Chairman Rifat Hisarciklioglu told A.A on Friday.

Turkish Union plans to set up industrial zone on Pak-Afghan border
TOBB earlier led establishment of industrial zones in Erez and West Bank regions of Palestine.

Hisarciklioglu reminded that presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan had visited former Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer in April, and demanded such a project to be fulfilled in their countries too.

Hisarciklioglu said that both presidents wanted Turkish business world to assume active role in settlement of peace between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He added that they initiated an activity as "Istanbul Forum" in response to this demand.

Hisarciklioglu said that he met chairmen of Union of Chambers of Pakistan and Afghanistan last month, and they signed a memorandum of understanding.

He said that they are currently exerting efforts for infrastructure activities of the project, adding that they will later hold a formal ceremony regarding the project.

Noting that he will leave for Pakistan together with Turkish Presidnet Abdullah Gul on December 2nd, Hisarciklioglu said that he will hold meetings in Pakistan about the project.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Kasım 2007, 19:03
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