The First Turkish Fair got underway at Movenpik Hotel in Accra on Wednesday with 51 exhibitors from Turkey exhibiting various products and seeking partnerships with local businesses in Ghana. It will end on Saturday.
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has revealed plans by the government to set up a Trade Centre in Turkey to market Ghanaian-made products in the country.
Speaking at the opening of the inaugural Turkish Fair in Accra on Wednesday he expressed his optimism that the trade relationship between Ghana and Turkey would grow exponentially in coming years.
He also urged Turkish companies to partner directly with Ghanaian businesses and not have to rely on ‘middlemen’ to market the local products in the country.
The Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Nesrin Bayazit on her part said that by the end of the year Ghana would become Turkey’s second largest trade partner in Africa.
The event saw about 50 different Turkish products on display and participants got a chance to sample some of them. They included included perfumes, wet wipe machines, household equipment and clothing.