Pakistan’s exports to Africa surge by 10%: Razak

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Friday disclosed that even in these testing times, Pakistan’s exports to Africa have increased by 10 percent from July 2019 to April 21, 2020, as compared to the same period last year. 

Taking to Twitter, he went to saying: “Even in these testing times Pakistan’s exports to Africa have increased by 10 percent from July 2019 to 21st April 2020, as compared to the same period last year. I would like to commended his team at the MOC (Ministry of Commerce) for the Look Africa Policy Initiative under which rice exports have increased 20pc, from $500 million to $600mn, the exports of tractors rose from a meager $9mn to $15mn, clothing from $4 to $50 million, and bed linen from $30 to $36 million.”

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In January, Pakistan organised a two-day first-ever Pakistan-Africa Trade Development Conference Kenya, Nairobi. Besides Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser for Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood participated in the conference. In all, some 300 participants attend the conference. The conference was part of Pakistan’s ‘Engage Africa’ initiative, which was in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to forge closer political and economic ties with the African Continent, and place a stronger accent on economic diplomacy.

 

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