Dutch investors to explore Pakistani market next month

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  • PM’s advisor urges Dutch envoy to revisit her country’s travel advisory for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Netherlands Ardi Braken called on Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood on Friday to discuss the economic vision of the incumbent government.

The advisor informed the ambassador about the recent economic initiatives with regard to ease of doing business, which would help boost foreign direct investment in the country.

The ambassador held detailed discussions with the advisor on the investment plans of Dutch companies in Pakistan and informed him that a high-level business delegation from the Netherlands would be visiting Pakistan in March to explore investment opportunities, particularly in the agriculture and related businesses.

She also shared with him positive feedback from Dutch companies on the recently announced economic and business facilitation package. The envoy invited the Pakistani business leaders to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, to be held in the Netherlands, in June 2019.

The advisor welcomed the investment plans of the Dutch companies and said that foreign direct investment is among the top priorities of the government. He also encouraged the Dutch ambassador to revisit her country’s travel advisory for Pakistan.

Dawood highlighted that the Portuguese government has already revised its travel advisory positively for Pakistan, adding that after the resumption of British Airways operations in June this year, footfall is expected to rise in Pakistan.

He assured the ambassador that the government would provide complete support for the enhancement of Pak-Netherlands economic cooperation and business linkages.

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