LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding 3rd Africa Show on May 26th at its premises. The day-long Africa Show would have a Conference, Exhibition, B-2-B meetings and a working dinner in its fold. The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the last two years is successfully holding the Africa Show with an objective to promote bilateral trade with African countries.
As many as 12 Ambassadors of the African countries having their diplomatic missions in Pakistan are taking part in this mega show that would help pave way for an increased trade between the two sides. The countries that are putting up their stalls at the Africa Show included Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia and South Sudan.
At the conference that would be held in the morning of the May 26th, experts and diplomats would be identifying challenges and the opportunities with an objective to further strengthen the economic ties with the African region.
Throwing light on the very objectives of The Africa Show, the LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari and Convener of the Committee Zafar Mehmood said that the LCCI wants to give boost to Pakistan’s business with African region that is very small as compared to the potential exists in the two sides.
They said that Pakistan is a resource-rich country but it is only suffering because of unavailability of information and through this unique African Show at Lahore, the LCCI would be giving all trade related information to the business community.
They said that the African embassies working in Pakistan have also been asked to also share the rules of business in their respective countries with Pakistani businessmen. The LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari said that in The Africa Show the ambassadors would be directly interacting with the business community. The LCCI President said The Africa Show would give considerable boost to the Pakistan trade with African countries that have a huge potential in a number of sectors.