Published On: Wed, May 1st, 2019
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Tunisia keen to promote bilateral trade with Pakistan

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Islamabad: Adel Elarbi, Ambassador of Tunisia said that his country was keen to promote bilateral trade with Pakistan as both countries have great potential to do trade in many items.

He said that governments were responsible to facilitate the connectivity between private sectors while it was the role of businessmen to explore new avenues for trade and exports. He said Tunisia enjoyed strategic location and was a gateway for Pakistan to enter big African and European markets.

He was addressing the business community during his visit to Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Envoy said that Tunisia’s 80% trade was with European Union and Pakistani investors have good opportunity to set up JVs in Tunisia to promote exports with Africa and EU. He said the future was of African continent and Pakistan should develop strong business linkages with Tunisia to capture better market share in African region. He said that Tunisia has great experience and good expertise in agriculture, textiles and tourism and Pakistan could benefit from its experience to promote its economy. He stressed that ICCI should form a delegation for Tunisia to explore new area of mutual cooperation with Tunisian counterparts. He assured that his Embassy would provide visa facilitation and extend support in making its visit successful.


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