Envoy emphasizes deepening bilateral trade with Lebanon



ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan can export a wide range of products to Lebanon and the business community should step up efforts to tap the Beirut market to improve trade and exports, said Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Lebanon Salman Athar .

During his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CICI) on Wednesday, the envoy held in-depth discussions with the business community to explore ways and means of deepening trade and economic ties between two parts.

He assured the businessmen to extend all possible cooperation to strengthen business relations with Lebanon.

“The government of Pakistan is focusing on trade diplomacy to strengthen the economy and a proactive approach is needed to explore new opportunities in overseas markets for export promotion,” Athar said.

Bearing in mind the Covid-19 pandemic, he added that online meetings could be organized between the business communities of the two countries for interaction and exploration of new avenues of mutual collaboration, he said. -he adds.

He pointed out that the two countries have vast potential for cooperation in the fields of construction, tourism, electricity, education and many other sectors.

Speaking on this occasion, ICCI President Muhammad Shakeel Munir briefed the envoy on potential areas of trade and economic cooperation with Lebanon.

He pointed out that Pakistan could export many products to Beirut, including marble and granite, mangoes, pharmaceuticals, surgical instruments, leather and sporting goods, textiles, rugs and pink salt. .

Posted in The Express Tribune, December 30e, 2021.

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