Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, Erik Beishembiev has said that bilateral trade relation can prove great opportunity for both countries to explore new arenas in EU and Central Asia. He was speaking to office bearers of Korangi Association of Trade & Industry
(KATI). On this occasion President of KATI Saleem-uz-Zaman, Senior Vice President Zaki Ahmed Sharif and Vice President Nighat Awan welcomed the Kyrgyz Ambassador.
The Kyrgyz Ambassador said that Pakistan could also enhance its exports to the EU under the GSP Plus regime through Kyrgyzstan. He said that Pakistani investors should explore JVs in Kyrgyzstan to promote exports to EU countries and Central Asia. He mentioned mining, industry, agriculture, banking, textile production, pharmaceuticals, JVs for the processing and sale of agricultural products as the most promising areas for bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan.
President KATI Saleem-uz-Zaman said that that Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan were enjoying friendly and cordial relations at political level that should be transformed into growing trade and economic relations between the two countries. He said that the current volume of bilateral trade between the two countries was quite nominal and emphasized that strong efforts from both sides were needed to improve it to explore more opportunities. He stressed that both countries should focus on establishing direct linkages between their private sectors to explore all untapped areas of mutual cooperation. He said that Covid-19 crisis has once again proved the significance of regional economic cooperation and we should work on it together.
In the meeting, a multimedia presentation regarding Bishkek Free Economic Zone was also presented. Former President of KATI Ehtishamuddin, Syed Wajid Hussain, Maheen Salman, Faraz-ur-Rehman and other senior members of KATI also attended the meeting.
Photo Caption: President KATI Saleem-uz-Zaman presenting shield to Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, Erik Beishembiev. At the occasion Zaki Ahmed Sharif, Nighat Awan, Ehtesham Uddin, Syed Wajid Hussain, Faraz-ur-Rehman and others are also present.