More room to boost SL-Pakistan trade: Lankan envoy | Daily News

More room to boost SL-Pakistan trade: Lankan envoy

Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan Noordeen Mohamed Shahied said there is ample room to enhance bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

He was addressing the Pakistani industrialists and exporters at the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Pakistan on Tuesday.

The High Commissioner said his visit to Sialkot was a part of collective efforts to promote bilateral trade between both countries.

He said Sri Lanka had always been a close and reliable friend to Pakistan. He hoped that his visit to Sialkot would prove fruitful in improving bilateral trade relations. He opined that excessive exchange of trade-related information, individuals and institutions could play a vital role in quick and considerable boost to bilateral trade between both countries. He said he was trying to arrange a single country exhibition in the near future to raise awareness in Sri Lanka about Pakistan.

He said he admired Prime Minister Imran Khan, cricketers Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar who had great respect in Sri Lanka. He added that Pakistan was now becoming safe for international cricket and told that he was trying to arrange a friendly cricket match between the cricket team of 1992 World Cup winners of Pakistan and 1996 World Cup winners of Sri Lanka.

SCCI President Khawaja Masood Akhtar said Sri Lanka was among the few countries where Pakistanis were genuinely loved and respected.

He highlighted the key role of local Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) in the progress of export-oriented industrial culture of Sialkot. He termed Sialkot as the best place for the SMEs, which were the main engine to boost any economy. SCCI ex-president Khawaja Khawar Anwar invited the leading Sri Lankan airlines to start their operations from the Sialkot International Airport. - The News


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