France to ensure easy access of Sialkot-made surgical instruments to French markets

SIALKOT: France has assured to make all out sincere efforts to ensure the easy and direct access of Sialkot based surgical instruments manufacturers and exporters to the French markets, besides, assuring the direct imports of Sialkot-made surgical instruments direct from Sialkot-Pakistan instead of purchasing these instruments from the other countries on the inflated rates.

Ambassador of France in Pakistan Mr. Philippe Thiebaud made this assurance while talking to a delegation of Sialkot based surgical instruments manufacturers and exporters, which called on him at his office in Islamabad the other day. Chairman, Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP) Bilal Tanveer led this delegation. SIMPA officials Jehangir Bajwa, Shamim Ahmed and Muhammad Amjad were also present on this occasion.

The French Ambassador Mr. Philippe Thiebaud stressed upon the need of making strenuous efforts to develop the closer mutual trade ties between Pakistan and France, saying that the time was ripe to further strengthening these trade ties through establishing some direct trade relations between the business communities of Pakistan and France. He assured to ensure the easy and smooth direct access of the Sialkot based surgical instruments manufacturers and exporters to the international French trade markets, in this regard.

On this occasion, Chairman Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP) Bilal Tanveer told the newsmen here today that the SIMAP urged the Ambassador of France Mr. Philippe Thiebaud to ensure the direct trade and imports of Sialkot-made surgical instruments from Sialkot-Pakistan instead of purchasing the Sialkot-made surgical instruments through the other countries, as this direly needed step would be beneficial for Pakistan and France.

The SIMPA delegation was of the view that there were bright opportunities to establish direct trade and exports of surgical instruments between Pakistan and France, as the France had already been importing the Sialkot-Pakistan made surgical instruments through the other countries on inflated rates indirectly instead of purchasing surgical instruments direct from Sialkot-Pakistan.

SIMAP delegation narrated this proposed direct trade between Pakistan and France would be much cheaper that would also give a boost to surgical industry of Sialkot. SIMAP also urged France to ensure developed mutual trade contacts with Sialkot-Pakistan , besides, ensuring the regular mutual exchange of trade delegations, in this regard.

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