Karachi: During a ceremony held recently, the Embassy of Nigeria in Pakistan entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ‘All Pakistan Business Forum’ (APBF), aimed at the establishment and promotion of trade-links through mutual collaboration in the areas of common interests. The Nigerian Ambassador to Pakistan – His Excellency Mr. Dauda Danlavi and the APBF President -Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi signed the MOU.
According to this MOU, APBF and Nigerian Embassy have reached an understanding to cooperate in key developmental areas like; promotion of mutual Trade links, facilitation of closer understanding between the Business Community of Nigeria and Pakistan, facilitation of B2B meetings and visits of Business delegates, Development of Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Pakistan, promotion of Cultural Exchange programs, increasing Educational Ties and working in collaboration for Social Development. The signing ceremony was attended by high-profiled members of the business community, media personnel, political figures, government officials and Academia as well.
On this event, President APBF – Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi expressed his gratitude to the Nigerian Ambassador and acknowledged the valuable collaboration of Nigeria in a wide range of programs including; Trade, health, education, public diplomacy, culture, gender equity, and development in Pakistan. Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi reiterated that; “APBF will continue to put its best efforts in establishing and promoting the most favorable business environment in Pakistan, and will identify and engage resourceful organizations and vital entrepreneurs to create and seize new opportunities for mutual development and growth.”
The Nigerian Ambassador to Pakistan, his Excellency Dauda Danlavi, while addressing the ceremony, thanked the APBF President – Mr. Ibrahim Qureshi for supporting in his vision for mutual development of both countries. The Nigerian Ambassador also highlighted great opportunities for Pakistan Businesses to Invest in Nigeria. He admired the dynamic role of APBF – a business association comprising of more than 2000 enterprising members, towards creating an enabling environment for businesses to perform well and invest confidently in Pakistan. He also appreciated APBF for supporting the diplomatic community in Pakistan, which is engaged in various efforts to strengthen international trade and harmony.