PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Fahim to inaugurate China-South Asia Business Forum

Islamabad, June 01, 2012 (PPI-OT): The 7th China-South Asia Business Forum will commence from 5-7 June, 2012 in Kunming city of the Yunnan Province of the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Amin Fahim, Commerce Minister of Pakistan along with Mr. Wang Jinzhen, Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International (CCPIT) will inaugurate the Forum, which will also be addressed by Commerce Minister of Sri Lanka and Deputy Commerce Minister of Bangladesh.

The Forum is expected to be attended by more than 500 delegates including 120 business delegates from South Asian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Tariq Sayeed, former President of SAARC CCI, who is also rotating Chairman for 7th China-South Asia Business Forum will lead SAARC CCI delegation in the absence of President Mr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney.

Besides Mr. Annisul Huq, the immediate former President, the sitting Vices President of SAARC CCI Mr. Jashimuddin (Bangladesh), Mr. Thinly Palden Dorji ( Bhutan), Mr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha (Nepal), Mr. Iftikhar Ali Malik (Pakistan), Mr. Kosala Wikramanayake (Sri Lanka), Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Tabish, Secretary General, SAARC CCI will also participate in the forum.

In addition to members of all national chambers and Federations- the constitute member bodies of SAARC CCI, Confederations and other chambers/ associations will also participate in the 7th CSABF, which is organized as an annual venture of China Centre for promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) organized in collaboration with SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The South Asian business delegation also comprises 80-member delegation of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry including Fazal Qadir Sherani, President, Mr. Haroon Rasheed, Vice President and former Vice Presidents Mr. Mansha Churra, Mr. Zubair F. Tufail, Hameed Akhtar Chadda and Choudhry Aamer Ata Bajwa, Mr. Manazir A. Nasir, patron member Pak-China Business Council, Kunwar Qutub Uddin and Mian Mehmood Ahmed, EC members of SAAARC CCI (Pakistan Chapter), Begum Salma Ahmed, EC Member SAARC CCI Women Entrepreneurs’ Council. Ms. Hina Mansab Khan, Mr. Tariq Mehmood, President Attock Chamber and other members, Mr. Naqi Bari, 12- Nasiruddin Shiekh, Waheed Shah, Javed Khalili, Mr. Amin Khatri and Zafar Hasan Khan.

The inaugural session of the Forum will also be addressed Commerce Minister of Sri Lanka and Maldives, Deputy Commerce Minister of Bangladesh,. The Follow up sessions will be addressed by business leaders from South Asia i.e. Presidents of all National Chambers of Commerce and Industry and representatives of the Diplomatic Missions of South Asian countries in China.

The Forum is perceived as a strategic economic alliance between China and South Asian business enterprises, which aims at promoting bilateral trade between two civilizations. The trade volume between China and South Asian countries was estimated $ 85 billion in 2011 as compared with $ 40 billion in 2006, when China-South Asia Business Forum was constituted.

For more information, contact:
SAARC Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
Apex Business Organization of SAARC
House No. 397, Street 64, I-8/3, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +9251 486 0611 -3, 831 6023
Fax: +9251 831 6024
Email: info@saarcchamber.org,
Website: www.saarcchamber.org

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