Pakistani trade delegation holds second business forum in industrial city of Sousse

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Pakistani trade delegation holds second business forum in industrial city of Sousse

March 30, 2018

Karachi, March 30, 2018 (PPI-OT): A Pakistani trade delegation consisting of 8 companies organized by TDAP is currently visiting Tunisia. After completing its business meetings in Tunis, the delegation held its second business forum in the industrial city of Sousse on 29th March 2018. Before the business forum, the delegates met the Governor of Sousse region Mr. Adel Chlioui along with the President of UTICA of Sousse, Mr. M. Ali Ben Yahia. The Governor welcomed the delegates to Sousse region and appreciated the initiative of Pakistani business community to visit the city for the first time.

He considered this visit as the point of start of new era of collaboration between the two countries. He also encouraged the President of UTICA to organize a delegation of Tunisian business community to visit Pakistan in near future. He further proposed to establish a partnership between Sousse and any other similar city of Pakistan to be declared as sister / twin cities. It was also suggested to establish chamber to chamber partnership and under their collaborative initiative organize Pakistan-Tunisian days in both the countries with participation of exhibitors from both sides.

Mr. Zaheer Pervaiz, Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan in Tunisia stated that the Embassy has been working together with UTICA on the initiative of inviting Pakistan trade delegation from the last three months. He showed his satisfaction that their efforts have resulted in the shape of this visiting delegation. He stressed on the need of further collaboration between the economic operators of both the countries in the fields of agriculture, textiles, healthcare, sporting goods and tourism.

He mentioned that physical presence of Pakistani business community in Tunisia will establish trust among the Tunisian buyers and that such initiatives should be continued on reciprocal basis. While agreeing on the proposal of declaring Sousse as twin cities he stated that the Embassy will reply to the proposal after processing it with concerned authorities in Pakistan.

After the meeting the delegates participated in the business forum organized by UTICA which was followed by B2B meetings where the delegates met with their counterparts in order to explore the potential opportunities of business collaboration. The delegation also attended a dinner hosted by the Ambassador of Pakistan in the evening where the heads of UTICA and Sousse Chamber of Commerce were also present. After having their B2B meetings in Sousse on 30th March the delegation will return to Pakistan on the next day.

For more information, contact:
Director
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P. O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-444-111
Tel: +92-21-99206487-90, +92-21-99201526
Fax: +92-21-99206461, +92-21-99201526
Email: tdap@tdap.gov.pk, farooque.memon@tdap.gov.pk
Website: www.tdap.gov.pk

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