HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti and Turkish Minister of Transport, Marine Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan on Tuesday announced the launch of an e-commerce platform "Turkish Souq".
The online platform, which is planned to be available for the Qatari market as of January 1, will provide up to 5mn Turkish products.
In a press briefing on the sidelines of the International E-Commerce Conference in Turkey, the minister emphasised the depth of Qatari-Turkish bilateral relations and constructive co-operation in the fields of post, transport, ports, and aviation, whose foundations were laid by His Highness the Emir and the Turkish president.
He said that the coming days will witness the signing of a co-operation agreement in the interest of the two fraternal countries. He also said the two sides share the same intentions that aim for developing the bilateral relations to the best format.
The Turkish minister affirmed the promotion of bilateral relations in the fields of transport, communications, and aviation to the highest level, adding that the national carriers in both countries are among the top air carriers in the world. He also announced that Qatar has obtained air transport routes to operate flights to Trabzon, Bodrum, Adana and Antalya.
He said a tripartite co-operation agreement will be signed soon in the field of transport between Turkey, Qatar and Iran, which would help accelerate commodity delivery and facilitate trade exchange between the two countries.
Qatar's ambassador to Turkey Salem bin Mubarak al-Shafi attended the press conference along with Qatar Post Chairman and Managing Director, Faleh Mohamed al-Naemi, and Turkey Post (PTT) Corporation Director-General Kenan Bozgeyik.
Earlier, Arslan held a meeting with al-Sulaiti during which they discussed aspects of co-operation in the fields of transport, communications, ports and aviation, and means of enhancing them. The possibility of benefiting from the investment opportunities available in these areas, as well as a number of topics of common interest were also discussed during the meeting.