Turkey – Namibia relations

Turkey – Namibia relations

Overview

  • Release Date: July 21, 2017

Deniz Çakar, Ambassador of Turkey to Windhoek, noted that the relations between Turkey and Namibia have accelerated in 2012 and since there is even more business ongoing between both countries.

The mutual abolition of visas for official passports between Namibia and Turkey has increased the trade volume four times in the last three years.

Ambassador Çakar stated that uranium, diamond, copper, gold, lead and zinc mines are attractive for Turkish investors.

 

Çakar recalled the opening of Namibia Regional Coordination office of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in 2014 and said that TIKA has a large number of projects completed so far and under construction. In this respect, the volume of foreign trade, which was 11 million USD in 2012, increased to 85 million USD in 2015.

Abdulkadir Abukan, the Deputy Coordinator of TİKA Windhoek said that TIKA has carried out nearly 50 projects in various area for the development of Namibia and it plans more than 20 projects this year.
He said that there are largely German-based investors because of the German colonialism in the past, but Turkish companies could have a significant share of trade in the country.

 

In addition to Namibia, TIKA has also offices in countries such as Angola, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa to carry out projects.

 

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.