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Pak-entrepreneurs should grab trade opportunities in Guangzhou: Babar Amin

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Islamabad, February 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): Consul General of Pakistan designated for Guangzhou China, Mr.Babar Amin visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry have a meeting with Mr.Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI. Haji Fazal Kadir Khan Shirani, President of PFCCI was also present on the occasion.

Mr.Babar Amin discussed opportunities of trade and investment for enhancing Pak-China bilateral relations and said that Guangzhou is one of the main trading hubs of China and major economic zone which has provided tremendous opportunities for Pakistani entrepreneurs to increase export of their value added food products.

He said that conferences, trade shows and exhibitions are great ways to promote business and trade relations as Guangzhou has unique geographical location and also famous for organizing trade fairs and exhibitions. Therefore, designated Consul General urged Pakistani businessmen to participate in these events which would provide an opportunity to the business community of both the countries to come closer.

Speaking on the occasion, Haji Fazal Kadir Khan Shirani, President of PFCCI said that currently Pakistan is facing economic crisis and it is the right time to enhance trade relation with our neighbouring countries especially China as there is good potential of Pakistani products like textile, rice, surgical instruments, sports goods and Pakistani towels. He said that FPCCI and ICCI could plan a combine business delegation to Guangzhou which would further improve B2B relations between the business communities of both the countries.

Referring to the importance of Guangzhou, Mr.Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI said that Guangzhou has great importance for Pakistan as Guangzhou provide good opportunities to Pakistani business community for doing business with Chinese counterparts.

He suggested that a direct air link from Guangzhou to Karachi should be set up for further improving bilateral relation between China and Pakistan. President of ICCI said that establishment of new Guangzhou city on Karakorum Highway which is only 15km away from Kashgar is not only in the best interest of Pakistan but also for whole Central Asia.

Mr.Bakhtawari said that Pak-China cooperation and low cost Pakistan labour force could help develop the region as a manufacturing hub for the benefit of both countries as Pakistan has comparative advantage in providing cheap labor force.

For more information, contact:
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526 and 225 3145
Fax: +9251 225 2950


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