ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A 15-member Sri Lankan business delegation led by Minister for Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen arrived here to attend textile sector specific exhibition TeXpo Pakistan 2016.
According to statement received here Wednesday, the delegation is on a 4-day official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan.
The Sri Lankan delegation, comprising of top textile and business groups, leading textile chain stores, wholesale dealers, importers of fabric as well as representatives of chambers of commerce and industry, will be attending the first ever textile sector exhibition.
The TeXpo 2016 is arranged by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce at Expo Center, Karachi from April 7-10.
TeXpo 2016 will especially focus on the value-added textile products like high-end garments, hosiery, ready-made garments, knitwear.
As part of the expo, a fashion show will also be organized to display the strengths of Pakistani fashion and garments industry.
Cotton, home textile, fashion garments, leather items, tents and canvas goods as well as machinery will be amongst the products to be displayed at TeXpo 2016.
The business to business meetings will be arranged to attract foreign delegates to carry out business dealings during the exhibition.
The Sri Lankan business delegates will also hold B2B meetings with their Pakistani counterparts apart from attending the exhibition.
A MoU will also be signed between the Sri Lanka Pakistan Business Council and the Pakistan Sri Lanka Business Council to enhance trade and investment between the two nations.
Pakistan is the 2nd largest trading partner of Sri Lanka within the South Asian region. Textile is the major component of Pakistan Sri Lankan bilateral trade. The Sri Lankan apparel sector, sources raw materials from Pakistan.