Australia seeks enhanced trade ties with Pakistan


SIALKOT, Pakistan: High Commissioner of Australia to Pakistan Ms. Margaret Adamson on Monday stressed the need for making all out sincere efforts to boost mutual trade ties between Pakistan and Australia.

Addressing a meeting with exporters at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), she said that both Australia and Pakistan had been enjoying cordial trade relations and now the time was ripe to further strengthen these ties, as all things were moving towards the right direction, in this regard.

The High Commissioner of Australia said that there was a huge scope of promoting trade with Pakistan especially in agriculture, education and agriculture sectors of Pakistan.

She 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 Australia and Europe through Australia.

She agreed with the SCCI proposal regarding regular exchange of updated trade information and mutual trade delegations to enhance the trade between the two countries.

In his address of welcome, SCCI President Maj (Retd) Mansur Ahmed said that there was a huge scope for quality products of Sialkot to be exported to Australia. He stressed the need for exploiting maximum through mutual cooperation.

The SCCI President said that Pakistan and Australia had always enjoyed cordial relations based on mutual trust and confidence in each other’s expertise. Bilateral trade between Pakistan and Australia was stable and volume of trade between the two countries remained over US$ 600 million in 2015, he added.

He looked forward to enhance the bilateral trade and interpersonal relations through creating effective linkages with the Australian High Commission in Pakistan.

He urged the Australian High Commissioner that business visitors to Australia be encouraged and facilitated.

High Commissioner of Australia to Pakistan Ms. Margaret Adamson, visited several leading industrial units in Sialkot. She witnessed and hailed the international standard craftsmanship of the Sialkot based artisans.

Source: APP

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