Palestine Trade Expo in Pakistan this year: Envoy
ISLAMABAD: A Trade Expo of Palestine is being planned in the Federal Capital here in June this year to showcase the potential of many Palestinian products.
These products included marble and stones, food items, agro products, industrial goods, handicrafts, technology and communications, leather goods, construction, tourism and many others for Pakistani consumers, Ambassador of Palestine, Walid Abu Ali said on Friday, In an interaction with business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) here, he said the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) would sponsor the Trade Expo.
He said Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry should cooperation with Palestinian Embassy to make this expo successful. The Ambassador said the Trade Expo would provide a good opportunity to the businessmen of both countries to interact and explore ways and means for enhancing bilateral trade.
He said though it was difficult for Pakistani businessmen to do direct trade with Palestine due to Israeli factor, however, they could export to Palestine through Jordon, Egypt and Turkey which were facilitating it in trading activities.
He said many Pakistani products including rice, textiles, pharmaceuticals and others have good potential in Palestinian market. He stressed that more opportunities should be created for the businessmen of Palestine and Pakistan to identify all untapped areas of mutual cooperation. He said enhanced business relations between the two countries would bring many benefits for their economies and people.