Bosnia wants to enhance trade ties with Pakistan: Bosnian Envoy

SIALKOT: Ambassador of Bosnia Herzegovina in Pakistan Mr. Nedim Makarevic has vowed to further boost mutual trade ties between Pakistan and Bosnia.

He stated this while addressing an important meeting of business community held at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here Friday. He discussed in detail the matters of mutual interest with business community.

Bosnian Ambassador agreed with SCCI proposal regarding the regular exchange of updated trade information and mutual trade delegations to enhance the trade between the two countries. He invited the Sialkot-Pakistan business community to divert their business activities to Bosnia, besides participating in all the coming industrial exhibitions and trade fairs being held soon in Bosnia.

SVP of SCCI Mian Muhammad Anwar told the visiting Bosnian Ambassador that there was no doubt to say that Sialkot made Sports Goods, Surgical Instruments, Leather Products, Gloves of all sorts, Textiles Items, Sports Wear, Martial Arts Uniforms & Accessories, Musical Instruments, Kitchen Ware, Hollow Ware, Knives, Cutlery items and Military Uniform Badges etc. could find a good market in Bosnia. The main hurdle is direct link between business communities of both countries. There is lack of communication and proper marketing, he added.

Earlier, while talking to local industrialists and exporters during his visit to several leading industrial units in Sialkot, the Bosnian Ambassador Mr. Nedim Makarevic offered some direct trade relations to Sialkot business community, besides, pledging full support and technical assistance to ensure the easy access of Pakistan business community to international trade markets of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnian Ambassador visited several leading industrial units in Sialkot, amid tight security. He was flanked by the SCCI officials. He witnessed the international standard craftsmanship of Sialkot based artisans. He highly hailed the unique export culture of Sialkot.

On this occasion, he said that there were bright opportunities of setting up joint ventures with Sialkot-Pakistan business community in different trade fields, as the several Bosnian companies were showing keen interest, in this regard.

The representatives of Pakistan Sports Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PSGMEA), Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PGMEA), Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA), Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) also attended the meeting.

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