The RECCA VI Business Forum was held on March 1-2 in Istanbul, Turkey in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey. Around 300 representatives from over 30 countries and 20 international and regional organizations participated in the forum. Key speakers of the event included H.E. Minister of Commerce and Industries of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Humayoon Rasaw, who delivered the keynote speech in the forum, H.E. Fatih Metin, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Turkey and H.E. Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor, Deputy Minister of Finance & Special Representative and Senior Advisor to H.E Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Business Forum is one of the important segments under RECCA, aiming to create a platform for dialogue, exchange of views, and building partnerships between businesses, and investors from across the region and beyond. The panelists were provided an opportunity to share views on regional economic cooperation as ways to further promote private sector investment in regional projects. The participants expressed, in their statements, the importance of raising investment opportunities and the exchange of experiences with respect to the public private partnership (PPP). The discussions included ideas and views on various areas such as energy transport, trade and the expansion on private investment in Afghanistan and across the region.
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