ANKARA 

Turkey’s Trade Ministry organized 100 virtual meetups of trade delegations during the pandemic period in the country, which began in May of last year.

Some 1,801 producer and exporter companies met with 4,279 foreign buyers through 14,943 business to business (B2B) virtual meetings, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency correspondent.

Virtual delegations promote Turkish companies and products in foreign markets when physical events are not possible due to the pandemic measures, such as lockdowns and travel bans.

The country has hosted 21 general and 79 sectoral virtual trade delegation meetings with Ghana, Qatar, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Romania, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam since May 2020.

The Trade Ministry is currently hosting a virtual delegation meeting with Vietnam that began on Tuesday and to be concluded on Friday.

* Writing by Gokhan Ergocun

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