Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry for enhancing Regional and Intra-Regional Trade Relations

Islamabad: Pakistan has unique geographical and strategic geo-political location and considered to be the hub of trade in South Asia.

These remarks were made by Yassar Sakhi Butt, President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), addressing at a dinner hosted by ICCI in honour of Ambassadors and High commissioners designated in Pakistan.

Ambassadors and High Commissioners of United States of America, France, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Tunisia, Poland, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippine, Finland, Romania and Uzbekistan have participated in the dinner.

President ICCI said that Pakistan is adopting strategic approach to increase its exports in neighbouring markets and also holding Single Country exhibitions, trade shows, seminars and food festivals for creating demands and opportunities for Pakistani products in these markets.

He said that our economy offers great investment potential in different sectors like energy, exploration of minerals, oil and gas, textiles, IT, financial services, real-estate development, mass transit, communication network, automobile, and agro-based industry. He expressed hope that in coming years, our bilateral relations with regional and intra-regional countries would be further strengthened.

Yassar Sakhi Butt said that foreign embassies in Pakistan should play their active role for bringing the business communities closer and identifying the areas of cooperation. Market analysis, rules and regulations, emerging business opportunities and information about various exhibitions, conferences and seminars should be shared with the chambers and associations across Pakistan, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Khalid Malik, Chairman of Diplomatic Sub-Committee ICCI said that globalization has brought the world economies closer by eliminating trade barriers and this factor has accelerated the pace of trade activities among countries.

The Ambassadors and High Commissioners, who attended the dinner, assured their support and cooperation for enhancing political, commercial and economic relations between Pakistan and the countries of their accreditation.

For more information, contact:
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road, Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526 and 225 3145
Fax: +9251 225 2950

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