Tamila Mertskhulava the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Abkhazia is on the working visit to the Republic of Turkey. The purpose of the visit is to establish comprehensive ties with colleagues from Turkey.

Today Tamila Mertskhulava met with the leadership of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bursa. The sides discussed issues of mutual cooperation, export and import potential of Abkhazia as well as possible exchange of experience.

"Chambers of Commerce and Industry all over the world are united, actively cooperate and we are proud of the ties that the Abkhazian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has with its foreign colleagues. Our cooperation is expanding and Abkhazian entrepreneurs hope for long-term and mutually beneficial relations with Turkish colleagues," the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Abkhazia noted.

Tamila Mertskhulava stated that the growth of trade turnover between the two countries was increasing annually and expressed hope that the turnover would increase.
She also stressed that there wasa large Abkhaz diaspora in Turkey particularly in Bursa whose support was expected in Abkhazia.
In turn, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hakan Batmaz briefly spoke about the activities of their organization. Founded in 1889 by enterprising businessmen the CCI is currently the largest Chamber of Commerce and industry in Turkey. It includes more than 55,000 enterprises most of which are small and medium-sized businesses.

Hakan Batmaz also spoke about how they see their cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Abkhazia in the future.
"I would like to note that we have studied the activities of the Abkhazian Chamber carefully and were pleased to know that your Chamber of Commerce and Industry was doing significant work and how many different events you held both inside and outside the Republic," Hakan Batmaz stressed.
He noted that Bursa was famous for its textile, developed automotive and heavy industry.

"We intend to study the market of Abkhazia and have something to offer your businessmen," said Hakan Batmaz.
In conclusion, the parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding and exchanged memorable gifts.