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Chinese President to visit Pakistan soon: Consul General

Karachi, October 22, 2014 (PPI-OT): Consul General of Peoples Republic of China, Mr. Ma Yaou has said that negotiations between Pakistan and China about the visit of Chinese President, Mr. Xi Jinping were underway and he will soon be visiting Pakistan.

Talking to KCCI Office Bearers during their visit to Consulate General of Peoples Republic of China in Karachi, the Consul General added that various development projects in Pakistan’s energy sector, economic corridor and infrastructure development involving billions of dollars of Chinese investment remain intact and will be undertaken as planned earlier.

President KCCI Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra, Senior Vice President KCCI Mohammad Ibrahim Kasumbi and Vice President KCCI Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan represented the Karachi Chamber at the meeting whereas Vice Consul General of China, Mr. Mu YONGPENG was also present on the occasion.

The Chinese Consul General said that his country had always given priority to Pakistan in its foreign policy and attached great importance to the all-weather and strategic partnership between the two countries.

Speaking on the occasion, President KCCI Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra warmly welcomed Chinese Consul General’s assurance about President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan which would surely pave way in furthering relations between the two countries.

Appreciating Chinese Consulate’s full support and cooperation being extended to Karachi Chamber, President KCCI said that the Karachi Chamber has remained vibrant in strengthening trade ties and exploring new bilateral trade prospects with China. “We have been focusing on strengthening trade ties with China as we strongly believe that enhanced trade ties between Pakistan and China will be beneficial for the entire region”, he added.

He was of the view by further strengthening trade and investment ties, Pakistan and China would prosper on a sustainable basis. President KCCI further sought Chinese assistance in addressing the economic challenges, energy crises, more investment, technology transfer, and infrastructural development.

He also stressed the need to exchange trade delegations, individual visits of businessmen and officials, holding of single country exhibitions to each other’s country, combined with joint ventures and better travelling facilities, which would surely lead to rapid expansion in bilateral trade as well.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice President KCCI Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan sought Chinese Consulate’s assistance in increasing Pakistan’s exports to China in order to effectively deal with widening trade deficit being faced by the country. In this regard, Pakistan can particularly improve its rice exports keeping in view the huge consumption of rice in China and must also identify more potential products and commodities for exports to China, he added.

For more information, contact:
Aamir Hassan
Director Press/Electronic Media and Public Relations
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Aiwan-e-Tijarat Road, Off Shahrah-e-Liaquat,
Phone: +92-21-99218001-09
Fax: +92-21-99218040
Email: info@kcci.com.pk, secretary@kcci.com.pk
Website: www.kcci.com.pk

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