The Saudi-Turkish Business Forum kicked off in Istanbul on Wednesday, with the presence of the Saudi Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs, and Housing, Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail, and Turkish Minister of Trade Omer Bolat.
On the forum’s sidelines, the Saudi Minister witnessed the signing of 16 cooperation agreements worth over SAR2.3 billion between the Saudi side and Turkish companies operating in various investment sectors, including real estate development, construction, and engineering consulting.
The forum’s objective is to explore investment prospects between Saudi Arabia and Türkiye and strengthen bilateral partnerships in urban development, construction, contracting, smart cities, and urban development.
This collaboration between the Federation of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Türkiye (DEIK) aims to foster cooperation and exchange expertise in the municipal and housing sectors.
During his opening speech, Al-Hogail emphasized that the forum provides an opportunity to improve cooperation, unite efforts, and exchange expertise in the municipal and housing sectors.
Al-Hogail also highlighted the remarkable progress made by the Kingdom in the economic and developmental sectors, particularly municipal and housing. He emphasized the importance of efficient strategic planning to achieve the targets outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.
Al-Hogail expressed his aspiration for enhanced cooperation in real estate development, automation, and infrastructure projects through this forum.
Furthermore, the Saudi Minister emphasized that the Kingdom offers a wide array of promising and diverse investment opportunities within an attractive investment environment. He highlighted the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to construct over 300,000 housing units across an area exceeding 150 million square meters, with an investment value surpassing SAR100 billion.
Al-Hogail urged all Turkish companies to consider investing in real estate development in the Kingdom.
The Turkish Minister of Trade also expressed his satisfaction with hosting the Saudi-Turkish Business Forum, which opens up new avenues for collaboration between the two nations in diverse economic sectors.
Al-Hogail engaged with the Saudi delegation participating in the forum to address the challenges faced by Saudi investors and propose potential solutions. He also attended a meeting with the Turkish Minister of Trade, along with Saudi and Turkish investors and businesspeople, to discuss investment opportunities and areas of cooperation between the two sides.