RAWALPINDI: A Turkish delegation headed by Behram Karajaan visited the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) on Sunday. The purpose of their visit was to explore opportunities for business collaborations and match making in different sectors mainly in construction, pharmaceutical, tourism and gem stones. The Turkish delegation during their meeting with RCCI Acting President Muhammad Badar Haroon expressed desire for joint ventures and said Turkey offered huge trade opportunities to Pakistani business community and they should visit Turkey to tap all untapped areas of promoting trade and exports. He lauded RCCI’s efforts in promoting trade activities in the region through exchange of delegations and exhibitions. He further added that Turkey and Pakistan both enjoyed cordial relationships and the purpose of their visit was to promote these friendly ties between the two countries. Muhammad Badar Haroon assured the delegation of full support and assistance for joint ventures and investment. He informed that Pakistan has rising population which offered great potential for investment in construction sector. He urged that Turkish investors should explore Pakistan for investment and joint ventures in gems and jewellery, pharmaceuticals, marbles and the health sector. He also informed that Rawalpindi was a major city that falls in the northern part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project that is why there exists a huge potential to boost trade and other business activities in the city. He invited Turkish investors for joint ventures in different sectors under the CPEC Special Economic Zones. He also gave a short summary of RCCI current activities and future programmes. RCCI Vice President Fayyaz Qureshi, former presidents and member of the executive committee were also present on the occasion. Published in Daily Times, December 3rd 2018.