Sri Lankan president’s visit to enhance economic ties: FPCCI chief

KARACHI: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Pakistan will enhance economic cooperation and trade ties between the two countries.

This was stated by FPCCI’s Senior Vice President Abdul Rahim Janoo on the occasion of welcoming the Sri Lankan President at Karachi airport.

The Srilankan President invited the cusiness community, including FPCCI leadership, to visit his country in a delegation for availing investment opportunities in Srilanka. He said since long Sri Lanka and Pakistan are enjoying pleasant bilateral relationship. These good relations have benefited both countries, especially in social, economic, education, cultural and technical sectors.

He added that Sri Lanka had huge market of sugar, rice, cement. There are also numerous investment opportunities available in construction, electronics, software development, food processing and preservation, dairy products, liquefied petroleum gas cylinders and storage tanks, mineral mining, handicrafts, gem and jewellery and livestock breeding.

By accepting the invitation with gratitude, FPCCI chief said that FPCCI is committed to increase trade volume between the two countries, especially in the presence of various opportunities available in field of education, culture, science and technology, tourism etc

While discussing with Srilankan trade minister, he emphasized for the joint working of National Chambers and also discussed pertaining to the visit of FPCCI delegation to Srilanka.

By sharing his views Vice President FPCCI Shahnawaz Ishtiaq said that the business community of the two countries should keep work on exploring opportunities of investments.

On that Occasion, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Senior Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro were also present, and they appreciated the role of business community to increase Pak-Srilankan trade linkages.

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