Pakistan to participate in next Lagos Trade Fair

KARACHI: Chief Executive of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Tariq Pari has promised to be part of the next Lagos trade fair by coming to showcase a handful of Pakistan products as well as getting some Nigerian products that can be beneficial to the Pakistanis.

Nigerian newspaper Daily Trust reported that speaking in Karachi at the 6th Expo Pakistan with some Nigerian delegates, Pari said the country is happy with the reports they got about Nigeria by their representative in the country, saying their impression about Nigeria has really changed and will see how to be part of the country’s business community.

“We are happy and I must tell you that with your show of interest in our country and its products, especially by participating in this expo, we will start the move on how to participate in the next Lagos trade fair because I learnt it’s the biggest organized in the country to bring our products and to also get some things from Nigeria,” he said adding that information about the fair should be communicated to them to get prepared for it.

He also assured Nigerians of TDAP support in getting good products from reliable and strong manufacturers and good business ethics that would be favourable to both manufacturers and the buyer.

He however advised Nigerian business men to remove doubt in dealing with their counterparts in Pakistan saying meeting a wrong person during previous dealings does not mean ever body is bad in Pakistan and likewise the case with Pakistanis.

Pari also urged the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner to compile problems facing Nigeria business men with suggested solution to make their partnership a favourable one as well as get information across to them on what they can explore from Nigeria as a business community.

Speaking on behalf of Nigeria delegates, Dr. Muhammad A Muhammad Salih, Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria thanked the chief executive and promised that all efforts will be put in place to ensure the promotion of trade between the two countries and continue to liaise with appropriate authorities in Pakistan for information on how to strengthen the relationships.

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