Activities of the Yemeni-Turkish Business Forum 2018 have commenced here on Thursday with participation of Minister of Industry and Commerce Mohammad al-Maitami and representatives of Turkish Investment Support Agency.
In the conference attended by 160 Yemeni businessmen and investors, al-Maitami confirmed the significance of the forum in its first version as important step in boosting Yemen's economy and tightening brotherly relations between the two countries.
"The forum contributes in enhancing trade relations between the two countries and pushing the economy towards development horizons and after serious step by Yemeni businessmen who displaced in a number of world countries over Houthi militia coup against the state's institutions and private sector," he said.
He added that the government urges on establishing such forums in all countries supporting Yemeni legitimacy as a mean for normalizing economic conditions.
He said that the economy has parallel importance of the battle of regaining the national soil and regaining the state. They are integrated system supported by the Saudi-led Coalition for regaining the legitimacy in Yemen, noting that the stage of reconstruction is the responsibility of all and the private sector will have key role.
He called Turkish Government and businessmen to contribute in construction in Yemen and making use of their expertise in this field for rebuilding what the war imposed on Yemen destroyed.
For his part, the Senior Advisor in Turkish Support Agency Mustafa Kokso has called for establishing a partnership between Yemeni businessmen and their Turkish counterparts for achieving joint objectives.
The forum agenda included field visits to a number of companies and corporations in Turkey and bilateral talks between the two parties.