Pakistan Trade Fair kicks off in Nepal

Karachi: A week long 2nd Made in Pakistan Products Exhibition 2011 kicked off Tuesday at World Trade centre in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, a message received in Karachi said.

Organized by Pak World Trade and Expo Centre in collaboration with Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepalese Embassy in Islamabad, Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry & Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, it has 60 stalls and some 80 businessmen taking part showcasing variety of Pakistani products as wooden furniture, textile products, ladies’ garments, leather products, ladies’ bags, footwear, jewellery, cosmetics, gemstones, handicrafts & melamine.

Inaugurating Trade Fair, Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav said it will held deepen relations among people of both countries. Nepal and Pakistan enjoy cordial, friendly ties since establishment of diplomatic ties in 1960.

“Along with South Asian Free Trade Arrangement (SAFTA), we can increase volume of trade, commerce and other economic interests between two countries that will increase the volume of contact.” Yadav said Nepal-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission set up in 1983 at Foreign Ministers’ level epitomizes growing trade relations between two countries and helped in agriculture, livestock and forest.

Ahmar Ismail, Pakistan Charge d’ Affairs said Trade Fair will greatly help in introducing Pakistani products to Nepalese customers and provide forum for interaction between businessmen of two countries. 1st Made in Pakistan products exhibition was held in 2010 coinciding with Golden jubilee of establishment of Nepal- Pakistan diplomatic relations.

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