Islamabad, November 21, 2014 (PPI-OT): Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Javed Malik was warmly welcomed by the business community and office bearers Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Islamabad chamber of commerce and Industry at the ICCI chamber building in Islamabad. While addressing the business community, Ambassador Javed Malik highlighted the trade and economic diplomacy initiatives being undertaken by him in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
He pointed out that traditional forms of diplomacy can be greatly complimented by initiatives of trade diplomacy and in this context the business community can play a vital role. He also spoke about the significance of business to business contacts and invited the businessmen in Islamabad and at the FPCCI to visit the UAE and the Gulf region in an effort to hold a “Positive Pakistan” exhibition which would be focused on promoting trade and expanding the scope of our exports.
“Businessmen and traders are an important component of trade and economic diplomacy and collective we can work together to highlight the business, trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan while paving the way for expanding our trade and boosting our exports” said Ambassador Javed Malik.
Earlier, Vice President FPCCI, Munnawar Mughal welcomed Ambassador Javed Malik at the Chamber of Commerce headquarters, and said that the business community supports the initiatives of the trade diplomacy and will work together for the promotion of trade and also highlighted the various problems being faced by the business community.
He advocated the need to further engage the business community with the government functionaries so that an improved interaction can emerge between the two. Vice President of ICCI and former Presidents of ICCI, Malik Sohail Hussain Chairman Regional, Diplomatic Affairs, and CEO of Roots School, Mr. Walid Mushtaq also spoke on the occasion.
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