Pakistanis training 6000 Ethiopians in rice cultivation


KARACHI: Ghulam Dastagir, Ambassador Designate of Pakistan to Ethiopia, who visited the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Head Office at Karachi on Wednesday, said some of the textile, sugar, cement, steel and restaurants there are being managed by Pakistanis and also trying to cultivate market for Pakistani basmati rice.

“With the help of around 3000 Pakistanis nearly 6000 Ethiopians are being trained for rice cultivation,” he added.

Ambassador said Ethiopia provides immense opportunities in the fields of textile, cement sugar pharmaceutical and rice.

Ghulam Dastagir told that banking sector in Ethiopia is of good reputation and trade is strictly operated through legal banking.

“Ethiopian Government is providing housing to low income people, where Pakistani construction companies have good opportunities,” he said suggesting sending a business delegation to boost bilateral trade between two countries. He informed that opening of Ethiopian visa issuing point in Pakistan is the first priority.

Khalid Tawab, Acting-President, FPCCI, Sheikh Shakeel Ahmad Dhingra, Vice-President (elect) FPCCI, Muhammad Mansha Churra, immediate Past Vice-President, FPCCI, Nasir Uddin Sheikh, Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Fairs and Exhibitions, Syed Masood Alam Rizvi, Secretary General FPCCI, and Mir Nasir Abbas, DG FPCCI were present in the meeting.

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