Spanish Ambassador Juan Gonzales Barba: “BCCI's Moves in Strategic Sectors are Exciting”
During his visit to Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Spanish Ambassador in Ankara, Juan Gonzalez-Barba stated that Bursa took a serious step in the strategic sectors and said: "BCCI's projects especially in the field of space defense and aviation, are exciting."
Spanish Ambassador in Ankara, Barba, was welcomed by BCCI Vice-Chairman Cüneyt Şener, Board Member Haşim Kılıç and BCCI Vice-Chairman of the Assembly Murat Bayizit at the Chamber Service Building. Vice Chairman Cüneyt Şener expressed that Bursa had a special position in the national economy with its strong production infrastructure, qualified human resources and export network reaching all over the world. Şener stated that they undertook model projects to increase Bursa's share in strategic sectors and said, “We are looking for increasing the capability of our city in strategic sectors such as space, aviation, and defense. At this point, we've realized projects for the city such as clustering, International Competitiveness Development projects, GUHEM, Centers of Excellence and Model Factory. Each achievement of Bursa business world increases the performance of Turkey in the global arena.”
THE TRADE BRIDGE BETWEEN SPAIN-BURSA IS STRENGTHENING
Cüneyt Şener gave information about the trade volume between Bursa and Spain, reminding that Bursa's export to Spain in 2018 was approximately 800 million dollars. Şener stated that 28 Spanish origin companies were active in Bursa and said: “Spain is one of the important trade partners of Bursa. As BCCI, we continue our overseas programs for export-oriented growth of our sectors. Spain has become one of the most important routes for our export activities. Last June, our committee of 160 people visited ITMA - Barcelona; and in March, our companies in the automotive industry visited Automechanika in Madrid. As BCCI, we will continue the export mobilization in different locations of the world, including particularly European countries to increase the foreign trade volumes of our companies.”
THE SPANISH BUSINESS WORLD TO VISIT BURSA IN NOVEMBER
The Spanish Ambassador in Ankara, Barba stated that they wished to establish new trade bridges between Bursa and Spain and said "Under the leadership of the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and Technology and Bursa Organized Industrial Region, face-to-face business meetings concerning the automotive industry will be organized in Bursa between November 12-14, 2019. Our goal is to ensure that the trade bridges between Turkey and Spain continue with new projects. Bursa plays an important role at this point."
“YOUR PROJECTS ARE EXCITING”
Noting that Bursa is one of the cities guiding Turkey's economy, the Spanish Ambassador in Ankara, Juan Gonzalez Barba congratulated the business world of Bursa for its production capacity in different industries such as automotive and machinery. Ambassador Barba remarked that BCCI's aerospace and defense projects were also exciting and said, "I keep track of the successful works of Bursa. Your city has significant potential. BCCI's initiatives in new generation industries such as BUTEKOM, Model Factory, TEKNOSAB, and GUHEM are very good. I would like to congratulate BCCI for the high-quality service it provides to its members in different fields.”