LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with Sri Lankan High Commission organized a Catalogue Sow at its premises on Monday.
They very objective of Catalogue Show was to promote interaction between the business community of the two countries and to give boost to two-way trade and joint ventures. Over a dozen Sri Lankan companies took part in catalogue show.
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid, LCCI Acting President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir, Honorary Consul General of Sri Lanka in Karachi G.L. Gnanatheva, Director General Trade Development Authority of Pakistan Riaz Ahmed, Amjad Ali Jawa, Mian Zahid Javed, Aqib Asif and Rehmatullah Javed also spoke on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid has called to take bilateral trade volume to the higher level.
He said that Pakistan has always supported Sri Lanka to wipe-off terrorism and people of Sri Lanka have great honor for Pakistan.
He said that Sri Lanka and Pakistan have signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) but some certain issues need to be resolved. The Agreement should be implemented and made beneficial for both countries.
Honorary Consul General of Sri Lanka G.L. Gnanatheva gave a brief presentation on Trade and Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka.
Director TDAP Riaz Ahmed said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka Both are members of SAARC and have strong diplomatic and trade relations since long. He said that Sri Lankan Catalogue show has been organized to explore more trade opportunities.
LCCI Acting President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir said that business community of the two countries should keep on exploring the opportunities of mutual interest. He said that business delegations composed of sector-specific participants or product-specific group of entrepreneurs should be organized regularly. He said that the business houses and diplomatic missions could always join hands to yield tangible results.
He said that Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry was making all-out efforts to increase the volume of two-way trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.