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Visit of Ambassador of India to Governor, Chamber of Commerce and Municipality of Malatya on 18.11.2019

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Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya visit governor Baru? of Malatya

Habertürk:             (Placed 19.11.11)       

Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya paid a visit to the Governor of Malatya Ayd?n Baru?.



Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya paid a visit to the Governor of Malatya Ayd?n Baru?.

Coming to Malatya to have several meetings, Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya first signed the Register of Honour at his visit to the Office of the Governor. Ambassador Bhattacharyya expressed his contentment for being in Malatya. After speaking for a while with his guest, Governor Ayd?n Baru? said to give full support to the efforts to contribute to the social, economic and cultural relations between the two countries. Giving information about Malatya to the Ambassador, Governor Baru? expressed his contentment regarding the visit of Ambassador Bhattacharyya.

(IHA)

A visit from Indian Ambassador Bhattacharyya to MTSO

Habertürk:             (Placed 19.11.11)       

Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya paid a visit to Malatya Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (MTSO).



Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya paid a visit to the Malatya Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (MTSO).

The Ambassador was met by Mehmet Gündüz, Deputy Chairman of the MTSO, Assistant Chairman Celal Abbas Karaduman, Members of the Board of Directors, Deputy Chairman of the Board Hakan Er and Members of the Parliament. Speaking during his visit to the MTSO, Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya said that the trade relations between both countries are slow due to the lack of a free trade agreement. Explaining that efforts are made to speed up the Indian bureaucracy, Ambassador Bhattacharyya said: “The Republic of Turkey started looking at India in a different way compared to the past. When I came to turkey about one and a half year ago, Trade Minister RuhsanPekcan mentioned only four names of countries of priority in trade. One of these was India in the Asian Region. Hearing this upon my arrival made me very happy. As India we are ready for a free trade agreement. India and Turkey will really be able to reach their full potential in this way. As is known, India is a huge country, both geographically as well as economically. We have a population of 1.3 billion people. Our Gross Domestic Product is around 2.7 trillion dollar and at the same time the world’s largest 6th economy with a fast growing economy. Last year our growth was 7.2 percent. This year it’s a bit lower, but still expected to be around 6.5 percent. I want you to know that India is drawing investments directly from abroad. Last year we have received an investment of 42 billion dollar. Besides this, we have investments going directly out of India. Besides this we have a total trade volume of 800 billion dollar. About 400 billion of this is made up out of India’s exports. Our foreign exchange reserve is at a level of 420 billion dollar. We have a strong economy based on a solid foundation. The investments among our countries are pretty low. Establishing key sectors, we could realize mutual investments. The technology of both countries is on a high level. We could form partnerships in this regard. By realizing joint projects, we could increase investments in the fields of science and technology and roll out the red carpet for businessmen wanting to do business in India”

Expressing his contentment regarding the visit of the Indian Ambassador, Mehmet Gündüz, Deputy Chairman of the MTSO said to be ready to do whatever possible to further develop the relations between the two countries. Gündüz said: “Turkey is giving much importance to India which economy getting stronger in recent years is drawing much attention. Hosting a population of 400 million people belonging to the middle class, with its purchasing power India is one of the most important markets. It’s among the four target countries determined by the Trade Ministry of the republic of Turkey and with its growth of 7 percent the fastest growing country. For this reason India became the focus of attention of the Turkish businessmen. Last year 150 thousand people have visited Turkey from India as the world’s largest 6th economy. We aim at increasing this number in the coming years. Among the products with a high export possibility, dried fruits and hard-shell nuts are on the top of the list. In our country Malatya is at the top of contributing to the country’s economy by developing industry, shaping trade, giving vision to businessmen and shopkeepers and increasing the export. Yes, for this reason I want to state that as the Malatya Chamber Of Commerce and Industry we are ready to do what is expected of us.”
(IHA)

Indian Ambassador’s visit to Municipality of Malatya

Habertürk:             (Placed 19.11.11)       

Coming to Malatya in order to pay several visits, Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya has visited the Mayor of the Municipality of Malatya SelahattinGürkan in his office.



Coming to Malatya in order to pay several visits, Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya has visited the Mayor of the Municipality of Malatya SelahattinGürkan in his office.

Signing first the register of honour during his visit to the Municipality, Ambassador Bhattacharyya expressed his contentment for being in Malatya. SelahattinGürkan, Mayor of the Municipality of Malatya also expressed his contentment for the kind visit of Bhattacharyya. Mentioning that there exist a long-lasting historical friendship between India and Turkey, Mayor

Gürkan said: “There existed a Turkish and Muslim state in India during the Amir Timur period. There were wonderful commercial ties during the period of Suleiman the Magnificent. We know about the beautiful remarks of late Gandhi regarding Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Like Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Gandhi too has struggled most decently for independence. Gandhi is the father of silent protests. I want to express that we have a special interest in India. It is very important to develop the trade volume between Turkey and India. India is the world’s 7th largest country.”

Mentioning to want a solution based on reason for the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan, Gürkan said: “Our Indian friends are, like Gandhi expressed, representing humanity on its highest level of kindness and decency. It is touching our hearts how the Ambassador is showing interest in our provinces and by touring them tries to get to know them. In future days our Ambassadors can contribute to increasing the trade volume and social, cultural and touristic activities by their zeal and efforts. I want to express that I am very happy to see our Ambassador here again.”

Mentioning that Malatya is a very beautiful city, Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya said: “I fell in love with Malatya. Especially Battalgazi is a wonderful place. There exist close relations between India and Turkey. The visit of Turkey’s President in 2017 to India made us very happy. We will work at strengthening our relations. I believe that important achievements will be made in a cultural and commercial sense. Indian and Turkish people much look like each other. People of both countries stick to their customs very much. There is especially a connection going way back to Gandhi and the Turkish people. After the First World War aid was provided with great support to Turkey under Gandhi’s direction. Gandhi and the Turkish people are really brothers. Gandhi was also much effected by Atatürk’s death and was very sad. As a city, Malatya has produced two Prime Ministers, TurgutÖzal and ?smet?nönü. ?smet?nönü has hosted the Indian Ambassador in his home. After the visit of TurgutÖzal in 1988, India and turkey have drawn even closer together culturally and commercially. You have a very beautiful city.”

After the speeches, SelahattinGürkan, Mayor of the Municipality of Malatya offered the Indian Ambassador a book about the Sword, Apricot and Malatya, the Indian Ambassador however, presented Mayor Gürkan with works written by Nobel Prize winning Indian authors.

(IHA)

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