Nihat Zeybekci, said that Turkey, instead of sending finished goods to Qatar, could send raw materials, which Qatar could process at its own plants.
“Production could start here [in Turkey] but continue there [in Qatar],” he said, speaking at a Turkey-Qatar business forum in western Turkish province of Izmir, where his Qatari counterpart H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani was also present.
Turkey has sent a total of 221 cargo-planes of daily use items to Qatar after the blockade up till now, the minister said.
“One of the most important things we need in our future goals is to ensure our sustainable energy and raw material needs,” he said, adding that countries needed to create their own financing opportunities.
The two ministers later came together for a closed-door meeting.
The Qatari government has denied all the accusations, blasting the blockade as unfair and a violation of international law.