India-Turkey-CIS forum to focus on trade, JV & investments New Delhi: With strengthening South-South synergies once again attracting global attention, emerging economies, including India, Turkey and CIS countries, which are showing sustained economic growth and a sharp rise in FDI inflows, offer excellent opportunities for mutual economic cooperation. Industry body Ficci, Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK), and apex chambers of CIS countries are, under the aegis of the ministry of commerce, organising the first India-Turkey-CIS business forum in Istanbul, Turkey, next month. The forum will bring together delegates from India, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Moldova to collaborate in the areas of trade, joint ventures and investments. Minister of commerce and industry Anand Sharma will lead a high-level delegation of senior officials and business representatives for the two-day meet starting August 24. â€œ The business forum will be an ideal platform for Indian companies to explore the possibilities of exporting their products to European and CIS markets through Turkey,â€ said sources. Ficci officials say, â€œThis will also provide an opportunity to decision makers from CIS countries and Turkey to partner Indian companies in a wide range of areas, including healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture & agri-processing, tourism, entertainment, IT & telecom, gems & jewelry, textile and logistics.â€ The two-day event will focus on a series of engaging sessions; government-to-business roundtables; exclusive B2B meetings with industry captains; sessions on financing investments in the regions and seek to connect over 300 potential investors, buyers, funding agencies and investment promotion agencies of the region.