KOBIA Vice President Abbas and his delegation visit KOSGEB. They evaluate opportunities for the cooperation between SMEs of the two countries
Date: 15 September 2021

KOSGEB President Hasan Basri Kurt stated that “With the end of the Armenian occupation in Karabakh, the difficult days are behind us. As KOSGEB, we are ready to provide support in every area for the development of Karabakh." 

Azerbaijan Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (KOBIA) Vice President Mehman Abbas and his delegation paid a visit to KOSGEB within the scope of "Support Project for The Development of Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas in Azerbaijan."

KOSGEB President Kurt hosted KOBIA Vice President Abbas and his delegation. Speaking at the reception, KOSGEB President Kurt said:

Industry-Focused Growth

We want to support Azerbaijan within the program of "Support Project for The Development of Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas in Azerbaijan" Turkey has one of the most flexible workforce capabilities in the world with its industrial capacity. As Turkey, during the pandemic period, we achieved a very serious growth rate, mostly thanks to industry. We are ready to give the necessary support, such as mentoring, to all sectors both in Turkey and Azerbaijan. 

Strong Relationships 

Azerbaijan's strong stance during the invasion of Karabakh was very important. In this process, we have seen how strong the relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan are. Thankfully, hard times are over. Now comes the time to build and develop the areas liberated from the occupation. As KOSGEB, we are ready to provide support in all areas with our entire team for the development of Karabakh.

KOBIA Vice President Abbas said:

We want to benefit from Experience of KOSGEB 

In October and November, we will organize international business forums on entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan. In these forums, we will assess possible investment opportunities in Karabakh. We look forward to your support in this matter. We work on the SME Development Fund. KOSGEB has experience in these areas. We want to benefit from your experience. We also work on creating funds for Turkish-language countries. 

Support Programs  

After the mutual speeches, KOSGEB Department Heads made presentations to the Azerbaijan delegation, explaining KOSGEB support programs.