Having set as a purpose to increase opportunities for bilateral cooperation, the fifth edition of Ambassadors' Gathering, organized annually since 2014, was held in Cappadocia between October 12-14 by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM).
In the gathering which brought together 230 people with their families, diplomatic representatives from 76 countries, including 49 ambassadors and the EU Delegation to Turkey, discussed current social and economic issues and especially bilateral trade.
“We desire to strengthen our dialogue and to maximize our relations“
Governor of the city of Nevşehir, İlhami Aktaş, speaking at a working breakfast on Sunday, October 14th, thanked TIM for choosing Cappadocia for such an important organization while drawing attention to the tourism potential of the region.
TIM's Chairman İsmail Gülle stated: “We are pleased to have the highest participation so far in Cappadocia where we held the fifth of the Ambassadors' Meetings. We hosted representatives from 76 countries. With the dynamism of our economy and effort of our business people, Turkey's economy continues its strong performance. Of course, our esteemed Ambassadors have a big share in this. The Board of Directors and myself took over the export flag 3 months ago and we continue our work with new projects in full swing. I believe that in the new period, we will have an opportunity to work more closely with you.”
Gülle, continued that the countries' rise of customs walls against each other and their protectionist policies is not right. “We want to improve our dialogue with you who are the highest representatives of your countries. Through you, we want to express to the world our view of trade, the success story of our economy, what we did do far and what we will do in the future. We believe that; We will increase the international trade to the desired levels by removing the boundaries in trade, strengthening our mutual relations, transferring our experiences to each other. With your support and guidance, we will continue our efforts to increase global trade.”
Gülle added that they were pleased to continue the dialogue with diplomats during the fifth edition of the same organization which took place in Mardin in 2014 for the first time.
Ambassadors visited touristic places in Cappadocia
Libyan Ambassador Abdurrazag Mukhtar Ahmed Abdulgader, the dean of Ambassadors, expressed his satisfaction with the ongoing positive bilateral relations with Turkey and his gratitude for attending this event.
During their short speech, Austrian Ambassador Ulrike Tilly, Ambassador of Thailand Phantipha Iamsudha Ekarohit, Ghana Ambassador Salma Frances Mancell-Egala and Ambassador of Guatemala Lars Pira thanked TIM saying that they are pleased to learn more about Turkey's economy and exports and that the organization served to improve relations between the countries and Turkey by giving them the opportunity to lean more about Turkish exporters and exports sectors.
During the three days of the event, hosted by Chairman of TİM İsmail Gülle, the Ambassadors visited historical-cultural and touristic places such as Güvercinlik Valley, Göreme Open-Air Museum, Paşabağı Valley, Zelve, Kaymaklı Underground City.