Islamabad, August 10, 2017 (PPI-OT): Newly elected President of the UKPCCI, Haji Muhammad Siddique along with Board of Directors of the organization, called on H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to UK on 09 August 2017. The High Commissioner congratulated the President on his re-election and the newly elected office bearers of the UKPCCI. He appreciated the fact that election of established business persons and professionals would bring synergies and add value to the organization. He hoped that the UKPCCI team would be able to contribute towards enhancing Pakistan-UK bilateral trade and bring investment to Pakistan.
Giving an overview of the state of Pakistan economy, the High Commissioner stated that the country has seen an economic turnaround in the wake of improved security environment and implementation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He called upon the UKPCCI to take advantage of the trade and economic opportunities offered by the vast and emerging Pakistani market. The High Commissioner also assured the organization of High Commission’s all possible support for their initiatives to promote bilateral trade between the two countries as well as fast track Pakistani visas for the British business persons.
The President of UKPCCI thanked the High Commissioner for ongoing co-operation of the High Commission with the UKPCCI. He said that the new office bearers are committed to trade promotion between Pakistan and the UK and introducing business and investment opportunities offered by Pakistan to the British businesses. The Directors of the UKPCCI Boards also briefed the High Commissioner about their businesses and future plans to promote trade linkages between the two countries. The two sides agreed upon more effective coordination between the Mission and the UKPCCI for organizing trade events in future.
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