Sialkot, September 21, 2023 (PPI-OT): His Excellency Mr. Mitsuhiro WADA, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, and a delegation comprising of Japanese businessmen visited the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Malik, President SCCI welcomed the honourable guests and mentioned that Japan and Pakistan enjoyed a special bond of friendship starting from the establishment of their diplomatic ties. He offered heartfelt thanks to Japan for the kindness shown to our Country by the Government and people of Japan through various cooperation schemes.
Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Malik, President SCCI said that Japan is one of the largest trading partners of Pakistan with our bilateral trade standing at 1.23 billion US Dollars with Pakistan’s exports of goods and services at 260 million US Dollars. Moreover, he said that several Government-level trade engagements over the recent years reflect the future planning of the two countries to support sustainable trade. He said that Pakistanis should learn from Japanese expertise and technical strength to shape our future industrial setup in a better way. Mr. Malik suggested that we look forward to partnering with organizations like JICA, and PJBF to support business-to-business linkages between Pakistan and Japan. He shared that the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan is planning to organize a Japan Business Forum later this year, wherein 70 companies from Sialkot would showcase their products in pursuit of enhanced market linkages.
His Excellency Mr. Mitsuhiro WADA, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan thanked President, Sialkot Chamber for the warm welcome and hospitality. H.E. appreciated the role of Sialkot in the Economic Development of the Country. His Excellency shared that there are more than 80 Japanese Companies working in Pakistan. The envoy said that Japan is focusing on finding out more opportunities in Pakistan. He said that today's meeting would prove to be very beneficial of the business communities of both countries and would open new avenues of cooperation with each other.
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