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PPI Original Text (PPI-OT): Improved links between Pak, Indonesian women stressed

Islamabad, May 10, 2012 (PPI-OT): Madam Batur Latuconsina, Chairperson Indonesian Women Association on Thursday said women entrepreneurs of two countries need to cement ties which will help economies of both the brotherly Islamic countries.

She said that she appreciates the resolve and skills of Pakistan businesswomen who are second to none.

She said this while speaking at a reception held in the honour of Samina Fazil, founder President, Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI).

Latuconsina said that there is a need to improve linkages between the business communities of the two countries to improve understanding, trade volume and cooperation.

The Chairperson Indonesian Women Association said that PTA has already been signed while Pakistan Indonesia Business Forum has also been formed but, she stressed, we have to go a long way to realise the real trade potential.

She asked the members of IWCCI to forward proposals aimed at strengthening ties and bolstering trade.

Madam Batur Latuconsina, Chairperson Indonesian Women Association said that Indonesia values its relations with Pakistan and desires to further strengthen the existing relations.

She said that Indonesia is a very promising market for Pakistani importers and exporters.

Speaking on the occasion, Samina Fazil said that it is encouraging that Pakistan has offered 216 tariff lines to Indonesia while the later has offered 287 tariff lines.

Underlining the need for frequent exchanges of business delegations Samina said that it would ensure mutual benefit and opportunities of better understanding.

Business community of two countries should try to jack up the volume of two-way trade to $ 5 billion.

She invited Indonesian businesswomen to Pakistan to have first-hand knowledge on business opportunities.

More should be done to improve relations between largest Muslim country by population and world second largest Muslim country, said Samina.

For more information, contact:
Samina Fazil
President
Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mobile: +92323 5343199
Tel: +9251 2252256

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