Qatari and Turkish companies have signed 15 cooperation agreements during a recent visit of a Qatari trade delegation to the cities of Izmir and Istanbul in Turkey, said the Qatar Chamber.

The members of the delegation, composed of Qatari businessmen, signed 12 cooperation agreements with their Turkish counterparts in Izmir and three other deals in Istanbul, Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi, director-general, Qatar Chamber, was quoted as saying in a Gulf Times report.

Al Sharqi added that the agreements focused on pharmaceuticals, foodstuff, construction, building materials, shipping, logistics, plastic, aluminium, glass, technology, furniture, and air-conditioning sectors.

He noted that the visit “achieved remarkable success” and contributed to “strengthening the bonds of cooperation” between Qatari and Turkish businessmen, which laid the groundwork for further joint-cooperation between the two sides in various fields of trade and industry.

Al Sharqi and some members of the delegation held several meetings with a number of Turkish businessmen in Istanbul during the visit, where they discussed bilateral cooperation in a number of fields such as food products, construction, and electricity.

The official also held a meeting with the Istanbul Chamber chairman Ibrahim Shakler in the presence of the chamber’s board members, the vice-president of the Turkish Exporters Association, and other Qatari businessmen, added the report.