Karachi: Mr. Tariq Puri, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is currently leading a high profile business delegation to Ukraine, the first ever visit of such a delegation from Pakistan. While calling upon the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr. Victor Mayko, Mr. Tariq Puri, emphasized upon the Deputy Foreign Minister the significance of having a liberal visa regime between the two countries, and business-2-business contacts are imperative to boost the quantum of bilateral trade. Mr. Mayko assured that his government would work towards the creation of conducive business environment and will facilitate Pakistani businessmen visiting Ukraine.
The delegation also met with Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs of Ukraine and discussed the prospects for investment cooperation between the two countries and the progress made after previous Joint Ministerial Committee meeting. Mr. Puri invited leading companies of Ukraine to invest in Pakistan especially in the sectors of Fertilizers, Plastic, Steel, Agriculture and Iron Ore. He also extended an invitation to the leading Ukranin firms for 7th Expo Pakistan scheduled at Karachi in October 2012.
This morning, the Pakistani delegation met with the officials of Ukrainian State Customs. The Ukrainian officials informed the Pakistani delegation that they are in the process of revamping their custom procedures and a new custom code was being developed in order to prepare for potential integration into the European Customs Union. This new code of custom procedure would indeed help Pakistani businessperson in the coming months.
The 30-member strong Pakistani delegation reached yesterday at Kyiv, Ukraine under the chairmanship of Chief Executive TDAP, and held an interactive session with Ukrainian media over a dinner reception hosted by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ukraine Mr. A N Saleem Mela.
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