Foreign Minister Emine Çolak is holding official contacts in Qatar’s capital Doha.

 General Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kemal Köprülü, Private Secretary of the Ministry Hüseyin Özel, the President of Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) Fikri Toros and KTSO Member of Board Çavlan Paralik are also accompanying Minister Çolak during her visit.

 Minister Çolak began her contacts in Doha with the visit of some Qatari businessmen. After the visit, Çolak attended a working dinner given in her honour.

 Minister Çolak also attended the dinner given in her honour by the TRNC Doha Representative Aytug Plümer.  Turkey’s Doha Ambassador Ahmet Demirok, as well as some foreign ambassadors also participated in the dinner.

On the second day of her visit, Minister Çolak visited “Katara Cultural Village” where she was briefed on the various facilities. Çolak expressed admiration of the Cultural Village and its mission aimed at bringing people together.

During the tour, Çolak was accompanied by Katara General Manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti. She was briefed on the facilities and future projects at the Cultural Village.

Dr al-Sulaiti gave a detailed explanation of the events and activities of the Cultural Village. Çolak also visited an Open Air Theatre, an architectural masterpiece of the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara), and toured Katara’s different sections. 

Minister Çolak was briefed on the important events held by the Qatari Society of al-Gannas (Sniper Association) as well as its activities, the Qatari heritage on falconry and fishing, tournaments and competitions organised by the association.

 Çolak expressed her appreciation at the world-renowned cultural projects undertaken by Katara.

 For his part, Dr. Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, stressed the importance of such visits to Katara which represent the first tourist and cultural destination in Qatar and the Gulf region, reflecting the development and renaissance taking place in Qatar at all levels and fields, particularly the cultural aspect.

 Within the framework of her contacts in Doha, Minister Colak met with Qatari Businessmen Association Chairman Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, in the presence of the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Fikri Toros and the Board Member of the Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry Çavlan Paralik.

 In her speech at the meeting Çolak said that North Cyprus has entered talks with Southern Cyprus and they are in the process of achieving agreements for unification which will facilitate their integration into the European Union, and generate more business opportunities and economic prosperity for their country.

 In his part Sheikh Faisal highlighted historical relations between the two countries, praising the geographical location of Cyprus and the security and stability which will encourage investment. On the other hand, the Chairman of the Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry presented investment opportunities in five sectors, including supply of water via the pipeline from Turkey.

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