Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to enhance trade volume

Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to enhance the volume of bilateral trade to 500 million dollar per annum.

The resolve came during meeting of 18-member high-level Tajikistan delegation of investors and businessmen with the Chief Executive of Pakistan Furniture Council, Mian Kashif Ashfaq in Islamabad today (Monday).

The delegation apprised the Chairman that Tajikistani investors and business community will take advantage of package of incentives offered to foreign investors by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The head of the delegation Chairman Union of Private Sector Development of Tajikistan Radzhabov Fayzali said Tajikistan is keen to promote bilateral trade with Pakistan and enhance trade, joint ventures and investment in different fields.

He said they are in Pakistan to explore new vistas in investment sector besides giving new impetus to their ties through enhanced cooperation in diversified areas, including trade, energy, furniture, garments, cotton, connectivity, health, education and culture.

He urged the Pakistani business community to become more proactive to promote business relations with Tajik counterparts as both countries have great potential for mutual cooperation.

He said that Pakistan could export many products to Tajikistan including furniture, sugar, textiles, cement, sports goods, surgical instruments, pharmaceuticals and leather products and stressed that Pakistani exporters should step up efforts to exploit these business opportunities.

Radzhabov Fayzali said that Pakistani investors should focus on Tajikistan to get easy access to huge market of Central Asia.

Welcoming the delegation, the PFC Chief Executive said that Tajikistan was a gateway for Central Asia and Pakistan wanted to develop close cooperation with it in furniture and garments fields.

He said Pakistan's furniture industry has the potential to dominate global markets with its innovative design and can take this to new height joining hands with their counterparts in Tajikistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan