Turkish businessmen begin inspections to invest in Venezuela

This Tuesday, a commission of businessmen from the Republic of Turkey arrived in the country to carry out inspections to invest in agriculture in Venezuela.

“We are going to materialize the agreements established with the Minister of agriculture in the last meeting (February), Venezuela has quality of surface, climate and water to sow”, said the ambassador of Turkey in Venezuela Şevki Mütevellioğlu, who led the Turkish delegation in the preliminary inspection planning meeting, held at the headquarters of the People’s Power Ministry for Productive Agriculture and Lands.

José Aguilera, Vice-minister of livestock development for Venezuela, added that Turkey annually imports 02 million 500 thousand tons of urea, and sows about one million hectares outside that country, “they have shown a lot of willingness to invest in our country”, he said.

He explained that the Venezuelan offer includes the development of corn, rice, soybeans and sunflower, for both Venezuela and Turkey.

Aguilera pointed out that the Turkish businessmen presented a catalog of agricultural machinery developed by them, which in the future may take the form of exchanges with Venezuela, “their technology is on par with the best in the world, it can work very well in our country.”

In livestock matters, he added that Turkey knows about the quality of Venezuelan cattle and competitive prices, “tomorrow they will value the breeds, and advance the processes for international animal health certification with that country.”