Sabah - Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helu, the world’s richest man according to Forbes magazine, is searching for investment opportunities in Turkey, as he described the country as the “shining star of the globe”. Visited by the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) / the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) Rifat Hisarcıklıoglu in Mexico during the Turkish-Mexican Business Forum, Helu expressed strong interest in Turkey, and said that he is actively looking for investment opportunities in the country.
“Carlos Slim Helu is weighing up opportunities in different sectors but he is particularly interested in the telecommunications sector,” said Hisarciklioglu after his meeting with the man whose personal wealth amounts to USD 70 billion. Hisarciklioglu said he invited Helu to Turkey for a close inspection of investment opportunities and a possible meeting with the Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to Hisarciklioglu, Helu described Turkey as the world’s shining star, and said Turkey and Mexico are likely to reach “developed country” status within the next ten years, as long as they keep their current economic model intact.
Carlos Slim Helu owns the largest mobile telecom company in South America, America Movil and has stakes in more than 200 global retail, banking and IT companies.