Governor Sindh discusses Promotion of Trade and Investment with British Ministers

Islamabad, December 20, 2017 (PPI-OT):Mr. Muhammad Zubair, Governor Sindh, met with Mr. Mark Field, Minister of State for Asia and Pacific and Mr. Greg Hands, Minister of Trade Policy on 19 December 2017. Detailed discussions were held on the promotion of bilateral trade and bringing investment from the UK to Pakistan in various sectors of economy. In this context, he also met with Mr. Rehman Chishti MP, British Trade Envoy for Pakistan, says a press release received from London here today. In his meetings with the British Ministers, the Governor was accompanied by H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK.

During the meetings, strong interest was expressed from both sides to further boost bilateral trade and commercial relations between the two countries. British side also expressed their support for the “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)” and expressed their desire to seek collaboration in the execution of CPEC projects. Governor Sindh and the High Commissioner invited the British investors to take advantage of the improved business climate in Pakistan and invest in the growing economy of the country.

The Governor Sindh is visiting the UK from 16 to 22 December 2017 along with a business delegation to seek collaboration across various sectors of economy between Pakistan and the UK. Besides meeting with Ministers, Lord Mayor of London and representatives of the business community, the Governor will also visit various British universities. The United Kingdom is an important trading partner of Pakistan. Pakistani exports to British Markets are currently growing at a rate of 9%. Series of high profile visits from UK to Pakistan and vice versa reflect the strengthening of bilateral commercial relations between the two countries.

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