News Center -TDO- The First Economic Diplomacy Symposium, in which Turkey-Bangladesh relations and global economic developments were discussed, was opened, hosted by Mosud Mannan, Bangladesh's Ambassador to Ankara.
In addition to Ambassador Mannan, Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam, Secretary General of the Developing 8 (D-8) Country Economic Cooperation Organization, Güven Sak, TEPAV Program Director, Ostim President Orhan Aydın, and guests attended the symposium.
Before the opening of the First Economic Diplomacy Symposium, a photography exhibition consisting of special frames from Bangladesh was opened to visitors.
Speaking at the opening of the symposium, Ambassador Mannan stated that the cooperation between Bangladesh and Turkey is at an all-time high and bilateral relations are getting stronger.
Stating that the diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Turkey have entered their 51st year this year, Ambassador Mannan said, "The roots of the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Turkey are rooted in the depths of history. It is based on mutual respect, friendship, trust, solidarity and reciprocity. During these 51 years, the Bangladesh-Turkey relationship, It has steadily strengthened in all possible aspects, such as cultural relations, bilateral trade and investment, and political understanding. said.
Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam, Secretary General of the Developing 8 (D-8) Country Economic Cooperation Organization, stated that "Bangladesh has moved from the "Less Developed Countries" category to the "Developing Countries" category, and said, "You see this remarkable development. We encourage our member states to learn from Bangladesh's achievements," he said.
Pointing out that D-8 has a population of 1 billion and a gross national product of approximately 4 trillion dollars, Imam said that D-8 has a large market as it stands.
In his speech, TEPAV Program Director Güven Sak also touched upon the effects of global, regional and local developments in the world on the economy and pointed out that the global economy is experiencing shocks.
Stating that where there are crises, opportunities also arise, Sak stated that Turkey and Bangladesh are at the right time to take advantage of these opportunities.
The symposium with participants from the business world will last until 11 June.