ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Khalil Hashmi, during his ongoing orientation visit to Shandong province, visited Linyi city on April 21-22, and interacted extensively with municipal leaders, spoke at a trade and investment symposium and undertook field visits to various business enterprises.

In his meetings with the municipal leadership, the envoy discussed proposals to further deepens trade and investment cooperation between Pakistan and Linyi, including B2B exchanges; education and people-to-people ties.

Separately, Ambassador Hashmi was briefed on urban development strategies of the City Planning Hall, says a press release received here on Tuesday from Linyi, China.

Speaking at Pakistan Trade and Investment Symposium organized by Linyi Municipal Government and other departments, the envoy briefed the participants about investment policies, incentives and institutional support in Pakistan, including merits of Special Economic Zones and other facilitation schemes.

The Ambassador also had additional interactions aimed at deepening economic cooperation. He engaged with Linyi Trade City Holding Group Co, Ltd., discussing its pivotal role in supporting B2B activities for Gawadar and Pakistan through the Trade City Project initiated in 2016.

He also visited other reputable business enterprises, and was separately given briefings on the city’s wholesale markets and distribution centers.

Linyi, Shandong’s largest city, boasts a bustling economy with a GDP of 610.5 billion RMB last year, driven by its robust commerce and logistics sector featuring numerous wholesale markets and logistics parks.