Canadian businessmen terms Pakistan a safe trade destination

LAHORE: Pakistan is a safe country and good business destination for the foreigners and Canada highly values its relations with Pakistan and keen to further strengthening its economic ties.

These views were expressed by Patrick Brown, the Leader of Opposition and head of the delegation of Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, while speaking here at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday.

The LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Vice President Nasir Saeed, Senator Salma Ataullah Jan, Canada-Pakistan Business Council President Samir Dossal, Acting High Commissioner Andrew Turner, All Pakistan Business Forum President Ibrahim Qureshi and other businessmen also spoke on the occasion.

Brown said that Pakistan had a huge potential particularly for the Canadian businessmen. He stressed the need for close contacts between the businessmen through use of modern technology to develop deep and lasting relations and networks for sharing each other’s experiences.

He said that they would play their role for increasing bilateral trade between the two countries, adding that Pakistani businessmen should initiate joint ventures with their Canadian counterparts.

The Canadian delegate spoke highly about Pakistan and said that he would share his experience with fellow parliamentarians and utilise all his resources to highlight soft image of Pakistan.

He said that the existing volume of bilateral trade had no match with potential in two countries, adding that Canada had expertise in green technology that could be of great benefit to Pakistan.

LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad said that visit of Canadian delegation would help explore such business opportunities where people from both the countries could jointly start business ventures. He said that Pakistan is not only self-sufficient in food sector but also has the capacity to supply processed food. “Through major food chains we can significantly increase its demand,” he said.

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