All Pakistan Business Forum hosted an interactive online meeting with Ambassador of Pakistan in Italy H.E. Jauhar Saleem.
All Pakistan Business Forum hosted an interactive online meeting with Ambassador of Pakistan in Italy H.E. Jauhar Saleem. APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood welcomed H. E. Jauhar Saleem Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy & applauded his untiring efforts and outstanding work. Syed Maaz Mahmood briefed Excellency about the APBF initiatives and efforts to increase bilateral trade. Syed Maaz Mahmood also discussed the opportunity of establishing online portal #IPTEW – Italy Pakistan Trade and Economic Window which was appreciated by H. E. Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy as due to pandemic virtual correspondence has been a great success and opened so many venues of bilateral trade. H.E. Jauhar Saleem said that there are a lot of opportunities between Italy & Pakistan where APBF can do great working and can bring results for the prosperity for Pakistan. H. E. also briefed about the vision of FM Qureshi which leads to economic diplomacy. H. E. emphasised on different initiatives that can boost the businesses and mutual cooperation. H.E. said that both Italy and Pakistan are beautiful countries, both have best tourism opportunities. Like other industries, tourism industry have a great potential for us. Further he said Pakistan business community due to their strong business results have brought soft image of Pakistan to the rest of the world. Now, EU business community have trusted to work with us. APBF Lahore Board Member Mr. Adil Jawaid Mansoor said that we need the innovations in agriculture sectors & it’ll be a great opportunity for us to introduce tractor parts export to Italy already being used by European tractor brands in Pakistan. APBF National Board Member Mr. Nasir Ali Zia said that we are very competent to export textiles to rest of the world as GSP plus has helped us to improve and looking forward for more technological support from Europe to innovate and develop advanced technologies through skills work force of international standards. It’ll save our time & increase our output as well. APBF National Board Member Mr. Aamir Ata Barry said that we should increase our canvass of Information technology as both countries have a great potential in this field. Mr. Khalid Hanif Commercial Counsler of Pakistan in Italy shown his full interest and confirmed that the sectors discussed in the meeting are very important and can bring fruitful results and assured of his full cooperation for trade and commercial ventures between Italy and Pakistan. APBF National Board Member Mr. Haroon Ali Khan said that we should interact with the chemical manufactures of both countries as there are quality and reliance in Italian technology and Pakistan can be benefited.
H. E. Jauhar Saleem addressed all the factors discussed by APBF Members in detail and acknowledged the efforts of APBF and extended his full support in all of its efforts to strengthen ties between Italy and Pakistan. In this regard, Excellency suggest that we should get maximum benefit from GSP plus scheme and increase bilateral trade with Italy.
APBF President Mr. Syed Maaz Mahmood applauded H. E. Jauhar Saleem for his support to APBF and business community of Pakistan to increase bilateral trade between Italy and Pakistan. President APBF Maaz Mahmood that we at APBF can provide a virtual platform for the business community of Pakistan & Italy to make it a successful venture to increase the bilateral trade & productivity of business community of both countries. Syed Maaz Mahmood President APBF committed to start connecting with business communities of both countries with focus to make B2B, JVs, Technology Transfer along with support in other relevant fields. Meeting was ended with word of thanks.