Turkey plans to open a trade office in Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the West Bank, Turkey's foreign trade minister said on Tuesday.
Zafer Caglayan and Palestinian Economy Minister Hassan Abu Libdeh attended the meeting of Turkish and Palestinian businesswomen held within the scope of Turkey-Palestine Business Forum in Istanbul.
Speaking at the meeting, Caglayan said that Palestinian businesspeople were having troubles for getting visa from Turkey, adding that officials of his ministry would meet Turkish Foreign Ministry officials to discuss an easier visa regime.
He also said that Turkey plans to open a trade office in Ramallah.
At another meeting held earlier in the day, Caglayan has said Turkey would build an industrial zone in the West Bank despite all the obstructions by Israel.
"Such a project in Erez had been hindered by Israel in the past. Now, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) is carrying out a project to set up an industrial zone in the West Bank. It has to be built despite all the obstructions by Israel," Caglayan said.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 13 Temmuz 2010, 18:08