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Jordanian Envoy interest to expand Trade Relations with Pakistan

Islamabad, October 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistan and Jordan are enjoying historical good ties and we are very keen to further expand and deepen trade and economic relations with Pakistan.

This was said by H.E.Mr.Nawaf Saraireh, Ambassador of Jordan during his visit to ICCI office for congratulating Mr.Zafar Bakhtawari on his appointment as President of Islamabad Chamber.

He said that Pakistani rice, furniture, handicrafts, carpets, surgical equipment, leather, pharmaceutical products, garments and many other items are very popular in Jordan. Ambassador said that Jordan was importing cotton and meat from Syria and Egypt but they were not cost-effective, therefore, Jordanian Government have planned to import these products from Pakistan as they have very good demand in Jordanian markets due to their good quality and cost effectiveness.

H.E.Mr.Nawaf Saraireh said that Pakistani counterparts should also participate in the exhibitions held in Jordan which provide an opportunity to showcase their quality products and services. He also assured that all the chambers of commerce in Jordan would be informed about the industrial expo which will be organized by ICCI so that Jordanian businessmen could actively participate in that event.

In his welcome address, Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI lauded the role of Jordanian Ambassador in promoting good relations between the two countries and said that said bilateral trade between the two countries is much below than their true potential and frequent exchange of trade delegations should be encouraged to tap the untapped bilateral trade potential.

He said that Jordan has duty free access to US and European markets, therefore, Pakistani businessmen could earn huge returns by promoting trade with Jordan.

Mr.Bakhtawari was of the view that it is encouraging that Pakistan and Jordan are now moving forward to further strengthen their bilateral economic and trade relations as both countries have great potential to enhance mutual cooperation in various sectors of their economies.

ICCI President said that both countries have huge potential to complement each other in different areas including science and technology, fertilizer, IT and telecommunication, industry, banking and finance, health and pharmaceuticals, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, education and culture.

Mr.Bakhtawari highlighted the deep-rooted historical ties between Pakistan and Jordan as Princess Sarwat played a vital role to create bridge between the two countries. He also invited Her Majesty Queen Rania to visit Pakistan to mobilize the women entrepreneurship for the welfare and betterment of the women segment in Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526 and 225 3145
Fax: +9251 225 2950
Email: icci@brain.net.pk
Website: www.icci.com.pk

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