Online meeting of Belarus-Pakistan Business Council
Date: 12 April 2021
The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, organized an online meeting of the Belarus-Pakistan Business Council.
Participating in the meeting were the BelCCI Chairman Vladimir Ulakhovich, FPCCI President Mian Nasser Hyatt Magoo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Andrei Metelitsa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan to Belarus Sajjad Haider Khan, Trade Minister of the Embassy of Pakistan in Moscow Nasir Hamid, Honorary Consul of Belarus in Lahore (Punjab Province) Walid Mushtaq, representatives of more than 100 companies from Belarus and Pakistan.
A video address was delivered by the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus – Chairman of the Belarusian side of the Joint Belarus-Pakistan Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Viktor Karankevich.
The meeting participants discussed the prospects of bilateral trade and economic cooperation, topical issues and suggestions of Belarusian and Pakistani business in the fields of mechanical engineering, transport, chemical, textile industry, agriculture and food production, information technology, tourism, the opportunities of doing business within the Great Stone Industrial Park, the existing potential of trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan, the Automotive Development Policy of Pakistan and the possible preferences for foreign companies, the prospects of urban transport development in Pakistan, as well as the activities of the chambers of commerce and industry to assist businesses and promote bilateral business contacts.
The participants underlined that the relations between Belarus and Pakistan are based on trust, friendship, mutual respect for the interests. Bilateral political ties are being developed, economic contacts are growing stronger, including at the business level. Belarus is interested not only in developing trade relations with Pakistan but also in more active cooperation in investment, industry, setting up more joint companies and production facilities. Among the priority areas of mutual interest are industry, agriculture and pharmaceuticals, education, as well as information technology and logistics.
Belarusian and Pakistani companies' representatives asked questions to the heads of business associations and diplomatic missions. During the open discussion, the participants negotiated the supplies of Belarusian dairy products to Pakistan and the import of fresh fruits from Pakistan, the possible interaction in the fields of pharmaceuticals and surgical equipment production.
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