A joint agricultural trade exhibition organized by the Somali and Turkish business community opened in Mogadishu on Sunday.

Various products were showcased by both sides for the potential exchange of market supply.

A panel of Turkish and Somali experts also discussed the opportunities and challenges of the agricultural sector in Somalia while providing possible solutions to improve the significant sector.

Hundreds of participants also attended the event that was also meant to strengthen trade and economic ties between the two friendly nations.

Senior government officials from both countries including Somalia’s Trade and Industries Minister, Abdullahi Ali Hassan and Turkish ambassador, Mehmet Yilmaz were present.

Somalia recently started the export of its agricultural produce including Banana to Turkish and gulf countries.
Turkey is also the biggest market for Somali sesame.

The export and import activity between the two countries is expected to double in the next coming years with agreement in the fishing and agriculture sector providing a bright future for both traders.


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