Building of Muslim Trading Block emphasized

Karachi: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s President Mian Abrar Ahmad emphasized to build Muslim Trading Block to uplift the Muslim economies. While exchanging views with the Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Dr. Ahmed Benflis he asserted upon the multi-lateral trade between the Muslim countries. He focused that the regional trade is the key solution to sustain peace and prosperity in the region. He articulated that the Pakistan due to its geo-strategic location can act as trade corridor between the Middle East, African, Central Asian Republics and SAARC countries. He urged the Algerian Ambassador to invite business delegation and exhibitors to participate in the Karachi Chamber’s My-Karachi Oasis of Harmony Exhibition scheduled to be organized in July 2012. He suggested the Algerian Envoy to introduce a display centre of Pakistan products in Algiers for businessmen’s awareness and information. He stated that the political relations between two countries were excellent and Pakistan was the first country to recognize Algeria after its independence, however, despite of existing potential the trade relations need to be strengthened. He also enlightened the Ambassador about the key role of Karachi Chamber in the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Dr. Ahmed Benflis expressed compliments to President Karachi Chamber for attaching importance to Pak-Algeria bilateral trade. He recognized the vital role of Karachi Chamber to promote trade and industry in Karachi and elsewhere. He apprised the President KCCI about the annual schedule of trade exhibitions organized in Algeria and requested to disseminate the information to KCCI’s members for their interest and participation. He also agreed to convince the Algerian Exhibitors to participate in the KCCI’s My-Karachi Exhibition.

President KCCI assured the Ambassador to extend best possible support and facilitation to the interested businessmen in the Pak-Algerian bilateral trade. He also presented Chamber’s crest to the Ambassador. Deputy Head of Mission of Algeria Khiari Abderrahim, Senior Vice President KCCI Younus Muhammad Bashir, Vice President Zia Ahmed Khan and the Managing Committee Members of KCCI also participated in the meeting.

For more information, contact:
M. Shafiq Baig
Public Relations Officer
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Aiwan-e-Tijarat Road,
Shahrah-e-Liaquat, Karachi-74000
Tel: +9221 9921 8001 -09
Fax: +9221 9921 8010

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