EU-Pak business forum to be launched on 8th to promote trade

ISLAMABAD (TLTP): The European Union would launch the first-ever EU-Pakistan Business Forum in Islamabad on upcoming Wednesday (September 8)to provide opportunities for bilateral trade enhancement between the two sides.
Talking to state-run news agency, EU’s Ambassador to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara said that the initiative would promote and facilitate trade activities between Pakistan and EU with a focus to further enhance public interaction for boosting economic cooperation.
She added that such projects and forums would help further strengthen the bilateral relations, besides contributing to the development of scientific and educational cooperation.
In July, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Forum. The event had been organised by Pakistan in coordination with Uzbek authorities in Tashkent with a view to boosting bilateral trade and economic relations. Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov participated in the inauguration ceremony and delivered remarks.
In his address, the prime minister highlighted Pakistan’s historical, cultural and spiritual connections with Uzbekistan. The prime minister underlined the importance attached by Pakistan to deeper engagement with Central Asia and with Uzbekistan as the biggest economy in the region. The premier underscored that both countries must comprehensively upgrade trade and economic ties.
Noting the participation of over 100 top Pakistani businessmen, the prime minister stressed that it presented a huge opportunity to forge a stronger partnership with Uzbek counterparts. The prime minister welcomed the conclusion of a large number of business contracts and deals between various companies on the two sides.
The PM emphasised, in particular, the primary importance of promoting connectivity and highlighted in this regard Pakistan’s readiness to provide access through Pakistani seaports. The prime minister also highlighted the importance of the Teans-Afghan railway project, connecting Termez-Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar. The premier underscored that peace in Afghanistan was of pivotal importance in advancing the connectivity agenda. The Prime Minister highlighted Pakistan’s efforts in support of the peace process.

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