ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: For the first time Pakistan will hold the Pak-Africa Trade Development Conference in Kenya’s Capital Nairobi on January 30-31, 2020 as part of the Ministry of Commerce’s “Look Africa Policy Initiative”, the Prime Minister’s Adviser for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said.
In a statement on Wednesday, the adviser said that Pakistan’s Ambassadors in Africa and representatives from the public as well as private sectors of African Countries will attend the two-day Pak-Africa Trade Development Conference.
Abdul Razak Dawood said that the Conference will open new avenues for enhancement of our trade with Africa.
The adviser further said that i will take a delegation of leading businessmen & the focus will be on Business-to-Business (B2B) meetings in potential sectors.
Earlier addressing the Envoys’ Conference titled Engage Africa held in Islamabad on November 28, Abdul Razaq Dawood said that the “Look Africa Policy Initiative” has the potential to double Pakistan’s trade volume with Africa in the next five years which currently stands at US$ 4.28 billion.
The adviser said that under the initiative, the Ministry of Commerce is opening up six new commercial sections in Africa which include Algeria Egypt, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sudan and Tanzania.