BOURSE FOR DOMESTIC AND TURKISH FIRMS ORGANIZED BY BCCI
Ten Turkish and 27 Bulgarian companies took part in the first bilateral contact bourse, organized by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Association of Young Entrepreneurs from Turkey. According to Hayat Kaya, Chairman of the Turkish organization, events of that kind would result in an increase of the commercial exchange between the two neighbour countries. Since 1988 bilateral trade turnover has been smoothly climbing up and is expected to reach USD1BN by end-2003, up from USD273MN in 2001, the Turkish Ambassador to Bulgaria H.E. Haydar Berk pointed out. The Bulgarian and Turkish businessmen united round the idea of establishing a common regional policy, implementing joint projects, and making joint investments.