Karachi, May 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s President Muhammad Haroon Agar has stated that “One-Nation, Two-States” is the phrase which best describes the relations between Turkey and Pakistan. Exchanging views with Turkish delegation headed by General Manager of Turkish Airlines Huseyin Cepni, accompanied by Regional Director Pak-Turk International Schools Ali Karan and Director Public Relations Huseyin Demirdelen visited KCCI to meet its President, Haroon Agar voiced that both brotherly countries have deep rooted relations which date back to centuries and maintain resemblance in religious and cultural norms as well as affinity in trade and commerce. Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry attaches high level of significance to Pakistan-Turkey Bilateral Trade and Relationship due to geo-strategic locations of two brother Muslim Countries.
Pakistan is a gateway to Central Asian Republics, South Asia, Middle East and China. Whereas, Turkey can act as the gateway to European Union for Pakistan and other Asian Countries in respect of commerce.
He appreciated that the Turkish Airlines is vibrantly operating in Pakistan while providing quality services for Eurasian region and entrance to European Union countries via Istanbul and of course to other countries worldwide. Indeed, the Turkish Flag-bearer Airline was not only connecting the business communities of two countries but also providing air cargo services, he added.
Haroon Agar invited Turkish Airways to exhibit in the Turkish Pavilion of KCCI’s 10th My-Karachi Exhibition 2013 scheduled in July 2013. He said that regular flights between two countries is crucial to facilitate the business travelling and transportation of air cargo, particularly for perishable goods, he maintained.
General Manager of the Turkish Airlines Husseyin Cepni stated that Turkish Airline aims to provide services to Pakistanis to fly from Pakistan to worldwide. He announced that during his recent visit to Airlines Headquarters at Turkey, he got special approval for discount to KCCI’s members. All KCCI’s members can avail exclusive 5 percent discount on ticketing from any Turkish Airlines office operating in Pakistan while showing their membership card.
He apprised President KCCI that Turkish Airlines is providing quality services to Pakistanis travelling between Pakistan and Turkey and to other regions of the world particularly Europe. From Istanbul, Turkish Airlines fly to all leading European Countries and their major cities on daily basis. The Turkish Airlines is also offering air cargo services between two countries and other destination.
He confirmed participation of Turkish Airlines in the Turkish Pavilion of My-Karachi Oasis of Harmony Exhibition 2013. He said that Turkish Airlines will also offer free tickets and gift hampers to the visitors of My-Karachi Exhibition through luck draw.
He stated that Turkish Airlines is state-owned enterprise and the Turkish National Carrier is negotiating with Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority to start daily operations from Karachi and also flights from Islamabad and Lahore. Turkish Airline is also good friend with Pakistan’s national carrier having joint arrangements on some routes.
Turkish Airlines is a Star Alliance Member having youngest fleet of more than 200 aircrafts was ranked as best airline in Europe last year and one of the top ten airlines of the world. The Airline flies to more countries than any other airline in the world, he told.
Shamim Firpo, Senior Vice President KCCI, Nasir Mehmood, Vice President and Managing Committee Members of KCCI also participated in the meeting.
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