APBF hosted new European Union Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Androulla Kaminara to discuss the business opportunities between Pakistan and European Union countries

APBF hosted new European Union Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Androulla Kaminara to discuss the business opportunities between Pakistan and European Union countries.

APBF Secretary General Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan welcomed the Ambassador, her spouse Mr. Charles Herbert Ayala Quinones and Ms. Javeria Rizvi Kabani Head of Political & Trade Section of European Delegation in Pakistan.

APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood briefed about the APBF initiatives and efforts being made by APBF to increase bilateral trade, people to people contact between Pakistan and rest of the world.

Maaz Mahmood President APBF gave an interactive presentation about recent initiatives of APBF to Excellency and her delegation. He also appreciated the positive gesture and initiatives taken by the former E. U. Ambassador H.E. Jean Francois Cautain . He highlighted the Pakistan’s economic potential as compared to the global community and also briefed that APBF always interacted with the EU and other diplomatic community to increase the business opportunities and bilateral trade.

APBF Lahore Board President Mr. Amir Munir briefed that there was great potential for exports of Pakistani goods which are not being utilized and we should promote it through APBF. Excellency briefed APBF about her focus and priorities while appreciating the talent and potential of Pakistani nation. Idea of doing a conference together on Ease of doing business, climate change, Renewable Energy / Solar, water, Skills work force development, innovating new ideas for business, economy and bilateral trade was discussed and taken on board for further deliberations.

EU Ambassador H.E. Androulla Kaminara appreciated the APBF dedicated efforts for the betterment of Pakistan and said that Pakistan is a beautiful country and has a great potential. H. E. also applauded the APBF previous conferences on Pakistan at Cross Road- Skill work force development and Ease of doing business in Pakistan. She said that its the need of time and Pakistan can make more progress by putting in best efforts for Skill Workforce development and EU can also take some positive step to support it.

APBF Board Members Ms. Saman Yazdani said that EU should make more interaction with Pakistan due to the strong business expertise of our business community. It will boost the imports & exports and increase the foreign investments in Pakistan.

Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan Secretary General APBF and other APBF Board Members Mr. Amir Ata Barry, Mr. Yaqoob Saifi, Mr. Amir Munir Malik, Mr. Nadeem Sheikh, Ms. Saman Yazdani, Mr. Safdar Hussain, Mr. Faisal, Mr. Manzoor Malik, Ms. Uzma Manzar and Advocate Ashfaq Ahmad with some other business community participated in the meeting.

Meeting was ended by words of thanks to EU Ambassar and other APBF board members. Special Thanks to Mr. Nadeem Ahmad and Mr. Yaqoob Saifi being APBF partners and Mr. Khurram Niaz Secretary General APBF for excellent hospitality and scrumptious food.

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