ISLAMABAD, Sep 22 (APP): Commerce Ministers of Pakistan
and Bahrain would co chair the first and largest Pakistan Bahrain Business Opportunities Conference being held in Bahrain on September 25.
The conference, being organized by Pakistan Embassy in
the Kingdom of Bahrain, is expected to be attended by a large number of businessmen and investors from Bahrain, and other Gulf countries, a message received here from Bahrain on Thursday said.
Speaking about the conference, Ambassador of Pakistan,
Javed Malik said that “the participation of both Ministers sends a very positive signal to the business community in both countries that the government is fully supportive of expanding the business and trade relations between our people and our governments.”
Ambassador Javed Malik stated that, “The Business to Business session will be jointly chaired by the
Presidents of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of both countries and this is also a very welcome step for the
business communities to enhance the level of their
interaction, and work closely with each other in taking
forward the economic ties between their countries.”
While highlighting Pakistan’s trade potential Ambassador
Javed Malik said that “Being a large agricultural economy, we
have vast and fertile lands and Pakistan can be a ‘green
basket” for Bahrain and the GCC region.
“Our fruits, vegetables, livestock and agro based
products are finest in the world. In my meetings with the BCCI and Bahraini businessmen, I understand that there are many opportunities in this regard and we would be keen to take this further during the meetings”.
He said, “Pakistan exports some of the finest products
to the world, and while agro and livestock products such as Rice, Grains, Halal Meat, seafood, wheat and poultry remain a key areas, we are also exporting some of the finest textiles, leather goods, sports goods surgical goods. Some of the leading sports companies of global repute are importing sports goods and equipment from Pakistan.”
“Additionally we have a vast presence of minerals, onyx,
salt and many precious metals which are in great demand globally. Our cement, and building material industry as well as defense industry is on the upswing and we believe that there is tremendous scope to expand our exports to Bahrain and the GCC region.”
The Conference will be attended by members of the royal
family, ministers, top business leaders and distinguished
delegates from Bahrain, Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia which
would create a wonderful opportunity for Pakistani businessmen to highlight the business, trade and investment potential of Pakistan.