Islamabad, March 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): The intention to develop Pak-German Joint Chamber on the same lines as that of PAJCCI was discussed in a called on meeting between H.E. Dr. Tilo Klinner, Consul General – Federal Republic of Germany and Mr. Junaid Makda, Director PAJCCI at PAJCCI Secretariat on March 28, 2013. Ms. Faiza, Secretary General – PAJCCI, Ms. Shazia Shaikh, Trade and Economic Officer of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and Syed Mairaj Ahmad, Business Development Manager -PAJCCI were also present at the meeting.
Ms. Faiza elaborated on the background of establishment of this unique Chamber and objectives of this entity to facilitate bi-lateral trade between the two nations. She shared success story of PAJCCI since its inception in February 2012 under visionary leadership of Mr. Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, President and Mr. Khan Jan Alkozai, Co-President.
Dr. Klinner showed immense interest in Chamber’s achievements in form of reciprocal trade delegation between the two countries, business perception trade survey, Economic Cooperation Conference and PAJCCI’s effective role in the area of advocacy pertaining to Afghan Transit Trade specifically. He also acknowledged interest of both Turkey and Tajikistan in PAJCCI to have tripartite engagements with them for better regional co-operation and enhanced economic activities.
Mr. Makda voiced the concern that it is vital for this Chamber to receive support and feedback from all esteemed entities like German Consulate in order to strengthen the regional block. He also elaborated upon the opportunities available for doing business and trading in Afghanistan and identified from Consul General regarding the possibility of joint co-operation between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Germany in near future.
Dr. Klinner assured that formation of Pak-German Joint Chamber will further strengthen the business ties between the business community of the two countries and established that it is important to have collaboration with PAJCCI in this context in form of joint endeavours, participation in Investment Conferences and Trade Delegation to Germany that are planned as future activities.
Dr. Klinner also extended invitation to Director PAJCCI for a meeting to further discuss this opportunity along with President – PAJCCI and assured full support in strengthening the relationship between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Germany.
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