Rawalpindi: (Umair Tahir) High Commissioner designate to Malaysia, Ms Amina Baloch has urged Pakistani business community not to focus only on traditional trade items like textile, palm oil etc, but also on non-conventional sectors like Halal Meat, Gems and Jewelry and Tourism.
There is a need to intensify efforts from private sector to improve two-way trade between Pakistan and Malaysia that would bring far better results for their economies.
“We should encourage frequent exchange of trade delegations to explore all untapped areas of potential cooperation.”
She passed these remarks during her visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Wednesday.
She appreciated RCCI’s efforts in promoting trade and business activities and added that the organization had earned a good repute and strong credentials. She assured full cooperation and assistance for RCCI Awards ceremony and Business Opportunity Conference in Kuala Lumpur in July 2019. She informed that her prime goal will be to improve Pakistan image, attract trade and investment, direct flights between Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur and to export skilled and semi-skilled labor to Malaysia.
The designate high commissioner also emphasized on increasing networking and exchange of delegations.
President RCCI Malik Shahid Saleem stressed that both countries should focus on new products to improve two-way trade. He said that the prime objective of business conference in Malaysia was to promote true image of Pakistan and build strong trade ties between the private sector of the two countries.
Malik Shahid Saleem said that exchange of trade delegations is direly needed to boost the bilateral trade ties and volume. He said many Pakistani products including rice, wheat, mangoes, halal food, seafood, meat products, cutlery and sports goods, spices, handicrafts, light engineering goods, hospital and surgical equipment, pharmaceuticals and gems and jewelry could find good market in Malaysia. RCCI president also gave short briefing on current and upcoming events.
Senior Vice President Muhammad Badar Haroon, Vice President Fayyaz Qureshi, former presidents and and members of the RCCI were also present on the occasion.