Karachi, May 30, 2016 (PPI-OT): The delegation of Pakistani businessmen headed by Mr. S. M. Muneer CE TDAP started their meetings with Bashkortoartan chamber of commerce and industry this meeting was attended by around 80 leading businessmen from the Republic of Russia. Mr Azat Fazalyev President Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Republuc of Bashkortostan along with Rustam Kamaletdinov Chairman State Committee of trade and consumer rights protection were also present. Mr. Azat Fazlyev President Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Republic of Bashkortostan welcomed the delegates and thanked them for starting their market exploration delegation from Ufa.
CE TDAP informed that delegation is second of the series after Prime minister and MOC decided Russia as focus market. CE TDAP also highlighted the role of TDAP being a bridge between business market and focusing on market diversification.Russia is the 5th largest economy and 26 largest buyer whereas Pakistan exports to Russia is only 187m dollar but this country having big potential can be a good destination for Pakistani products. Pakistan has been given GSP plus status of EU this is an opportunity not only for Pakistani businessmen but also for investors.
Pakistan is also member of SCO and both countries are moving towards joint cooperation and trade agreements.
This delegation will open opportunities for Russian business men. The CE, TDAP invited business community of this region to visit Pakistan and to send a delegation from this region to Pakistan. Exchange of delegations among our regions is need of time. The CE highlighted strength of different Pakistani products being represented in delegation.
Mr. Rustam in his speech informed that 4.1m people are living in area of 500 sq km. The Bashkortostan is an area industry rich and have huge potential for Pakistani products. He also welcomed the delegation.
After the formal meeting B2B session was held and our business delegation had very fruitful meeting with business men from Bashkortostan. This will lead to a quantum jump in the exports of Pakistan to this unexplored region.
In the afternoon the delegation visited zur bazar and visited the infrastructure and had meetings with market authorities. The delegates from fruits and vegetables association led by Mr. Waheed Ahmed, Chairman fruits and vegetables association of Pakistan was very happy with the meetings arranged and appreciated the efforts of TDAP and our mission.
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