Businessmen urged to cash trade potential of Uzbekistan, Mexico markets


Pakistan’s Ambassador to Uzbekistan Dr Irfan Yusuf Shami and Ambassador to Mexico Tasawar Khan visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) and briefed the business community about the potential areas of promoting Pakistan’s exports to these countries.

Dr Shamsi said that many Pakistani products including pharmaceuticals, surgical instruments, leather products, textiles, potatoes, citrus, mangoes and others have huge potential in Uzbek market and stressed that business community should step up efforts to enhance export of these products to Uzbekistan.

He said his embassy would try to organise an exhibition of Pakistani products in the first week of September 2017 in Tashkent and asked the business community to send their quality products for display in the said expo.

He said twice a week flights from Lahore to Uzbekistan have been started from April and another flight will be started from Islamabad to Uzbekistan on completion of new Islamabad Airport to facilitate bilateral trade.

He assured that he would try to connect credible businessmen of Uzbekistan with Pakistani counterparts for business partnerships.

Tasawar Khan said that Mexico was a huge economy of over US$ 2 trillion with annual exports of US$ 360billion and consumer market of 125 million people. However, Pakistan’s trade with Mexico was negligible. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was giving priority focus to trade, and business community should play leading role in enhancing Pakistan’s exports. He said the private sector should focus on non-tradition products for an increase in exports with Mexico.


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