Sialkot: A delegation of senior officials of Russian Embassy in Islamabad, led by Mr. Yury M. Kozlov Russian Trade Commissioner visited Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI).
He discussed in details the prospects of doing business and discussed in details the matters of mutual interest with SCCI President Dr. Sarfraz Bashir and SVP Mian Muhammad Anwar during a special meeting held at SCCI.
SCCI President Dr. Sarfraz Bashir told newsmen that the Russian Trade Commissioner also tried to find out opportunities available in Russia, particularly for the traders, investors and tourism.
He also pledged to make all out sincere efforts to remove all the bottlenecks from the smooth way to promote the mutual trade ties between Pakistan and Russia, as the Russia was very keen to enhance the trade and business opportunities with Pakistan.
Russian Trade Commissioner agreed with SCCI proposal regarding the regular exchange of updated trade information and mutual trade delegations to enhance the trade between the two countries.
SCCI President Dr. Sarfraz Bashir told the visiting Russian delegates that the Sialkot exporters have a great potential to explore and capture the international trade markets of Russia by exporting their world class traditional and non-traditional export products.
For improving bilateral trade, he suggested that exchange of trade delegations and one-to-one meetings of businessmen of both sides may be arranged. This would require both sides to ensure a simple visa process to enable the businessmen to meet each other as and when needed.
Sialkot is a unique city enriched with its historical background and strong industrial base. It is one of the most important economic centres, recognized as the only export oriented city of the country. With the gradual growth of exports, the industrialists decided to setup a platform for facilitation in business activities and other relating matters, he added.