Promoting investment in Pakistan
The ambassador of Norway to Pakistan, Robert Kvile, has said that his country plans to hold an international conference in Oslo regarding business opportunities in Pakistan that will help boost trade and attract new investments. He said that the world needs to know about the great business opportunities that Pakistan offers.
The conference will help foreign investors to identify business possibilities in Pakistan, according to a statement issued by FPCCI.
Talking to Humayun Sayeed, Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Trade Delegations, the Norwegian Ambassador said that a delegation from his country recently visited Pakistan and decided to enhance investments as well as imports.
Kvile said that Bama-Gruppen AS, Norway’s largest distributor of fruit and vegetable which is also the largest player in Europe has decided to enhance imports from Pakistan with focus on mangoes. He said that Pakistan’s furniture industry is spectacular but they need to examine the taste and demand patterns of European countries. Norwegian designers can help Pakistan boost exports.
The ambassador said that bilateral trade can be enhanced through planned visits of businessmen adding that Pakistan is a very important country and Norway is helping it in sectors like education, health, NGOs as well as preservation of local culture. He agreed to the assertion of Humayun Sayeed, that the government should leave business to the business community and avoid unnecessary interference. FPCCI has also demanded that efforts should be made aimed at single country exhibitions and establishment of Norwegian-funded skill development facilities in all the major cities
Robert Kvile with the FPCCI official Humayun Sayeed and Malik Sohail