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Business Community playing key role in strengthening bilateral relationship between Pakistan and United States: Abdul Rahim Janoo

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Karachi, September 16, 2015 (PPI-OT):The Pakistan and United States has long term strategic partnership and enjoying cordial diplomatic and economic and trade relations said by Abdul Rahim Janoo, Senior Vice President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in a meeting with Cheryl Dukelow Senior Commercial Officer, US Embassy who visited Federation House Karachi on 16th September 2015. The meeting was attended by Vice Presidents Waseem Vohra, Ikram Rajput, and other leading businessmen.

While sharing his views the Abdul Rahim Janoo, Senior Vice President emphasized that US should help Pakistan in facilitating slaughter houses and agriculture machinery. He further said that we need trade not traditional aid. Despite economic uncertainty, poor law and order situation and other issues, Pakistan Economic is surviving and much better from other countries. He added that US is the largest trade and economic partner of Pakistan therefore she can help Pakistan in the energy crisis and avail numerous investment opportunities in the Education, Textile, Science and Technology sectors.

The Senior Vice President said that the FPCCI has been playing a vital role in facilitating its members across Pakistan and this Platform is available to increase trade and economic cooperation between both countries by sending delegation and B2B Meetings. He also emphasized to soften the Visa policy for Business Community. While responding the various Questions raised by the office bearers of FPCCI, the Senior Commercial Officer, US Embassy said that she will do her efforts to resolve the genuine issue of the business community.

She also said certain steps would be taken to empowerment of women, increase exports and investments and the exchange of trade delegations to build people to people contact which is the most effective element for enhancing the bilateral and economic/commercial relations. In the last, the vote of thanks was given to the visiting Senior Commercial Officer of US Embassy by the Vice President and Incharge Sindh Region Ikram Rajput.

For more information, contact:
M. A. Lodhi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +92-21-35874332


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