Over the last few days, within the framework of the talks in the first weeks of his office, the Ambassador of Italy to Turkey, Giorgio Marrapodi, went to Istanbul. During his mission he met the representatives of the Italian community recently elected in the COMITES in Istanbul and the leaders of the major Turkish companies with interests in our country, gathered in the “Business Council Italia” at the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK).
Ambassador Marrapodi also took part in the first annual meeting of the Board of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Istanbul, a fundamental institution for promoting economic relations between the two countries. The meetings allowed to further intensify the relations between the Italian institutions operating in Turkey, the Italian community and the Italian and Turkish business world, thus laying the foundations for the activities to be carried out in 2022.
“Italy and Turkey are natural partners, as evidenced by the high and balanced trade between the two countries. Italy”, Ambassador Marrapodi stressed, “can be Turkey’s bridge to Europe and Turkey can be Italy’s gateway to Central Asia. There are many opportunities for partnerships between companies from the two countries, also with the aim of exporting to third countries, and the next important events to be scheduled in 2022, such as the Joint Economic and Trade Commission and the third Intergovernmental Summit, will be key moments to further strengthen the ties between the two countries”.