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Speech at the dinner co-hosted by the People’s Government of Kaifeng Municipality and the World Chinese Merchants Union Association, 11.12.2011

Vice Mayor of the People’s Government of Kaifeng Municipality, Mr. Huang Daogong,
Chairman of the World Chinese Merchants Union Association, Mr. Yu Yong,
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Munshi Faiz Ahmad,
Dear Colleagues,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to be in historic and beautiful Kaifeng. This is my first visit to Henan and for that matter in Kaifeng.

I am most impressed by its high level of development and infrastructure and the dynamism it contains.

It is an exemplary city of how history and modernity have been merged harmoniously.

I am sure that with our visit, Kaifeng’s position as the most competitive city among Chinese cities will be better conveyed, better disseminated to our respective business communities.

In this regard, I would like to share with you some information about our bilateral business relations. Turkey’s trade volume with Henan province stands at around 250 million US Dollars, both in 2010 and 2011, and is destined to increase.

Thank you for the hospitality awarded to me and my colleagues.