WASHINGTON D.C: Pakistan Embassy, Washington DC held a discussion today at the Chancery with the US Pakistan International Chamber of Commerce (USPICC).
The USPICC delegation was headed by Mr. M. Siddique Sheikh, Founder and Chairman, BOD. Mr. Sajjad H. Qamar, President and Board Member in briefed on the initiatives being undertaken by USPICC to promote bilateral trade and promote education cooperation between the US and Pakistan.
The discussion was also attended by Ms. Ann B. Wheeler, Chair at Large, Prince William Board of County Supervisors and Senator (Retd.) Richard Black. Ms. Wheeler informed that Prince William County was one of the most ethnically diverse County in the US and this diversity was the socio-economic strength of the County.
Mr. Steven Partridge, Vice President of Strategy, Research and Workforce Innovation, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) said that NOVA represented one of the largest student attendance in community college in the US. Many of their teachers were working in leading private sector organizations and NOVA was interested and exploring opportunities to enter into collaboration with Pakistani colleges for virtual courses.
Ambassador Dr. Asad Majeed Khan appreciated the efforts of the leadership and members of USPICC for their timely initiatives which would assist the Embassy in further promoting bilateral trade and cooperation between the two countries. He highlighted that Pakistan’s exports to the US for the first time had crossed the $5 Billion mark and that investments from the US companies in Pakistan were among the highest FDI coming into the country which was mainly due to the improved security and investment climate in the country which was enabling international companies to enjoy one of the highest rate of returns on investment in the region and beyond.
The Minister Trade Azmat Mahmud gave a presentation on the investment opportunities and investor friendly policies initiated by the Government of Pakistan and invited the delegation to attend the upcoming webinar being organized by Board of Investment, Pakistan titled “Pak-US Investment Webinar – Investment Opportunities in Pakistan”. The webinar will be held on 16 December 2021.
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