FPCCI, Iranian Consulate join hands to promote trade

February 07, 2023

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Iranian Consulate have agreed to form a joint representative committee of the business community and include women into the committee. This was agreed at a meeting in the Peshawar office of FPCCI, wherein Commercial Attaché of the Iranian Consulate Hussain Maliki attended as special representative of the Consul General of Iran. The FPCCI was represented by Regional Coordinator Sartaj Ahmad Khan, according to a press statement received by WealthPK.

The Iranian commercial attaché said on the occasion that the newly posted Iranian consul general appreciated meaningful and consultative meetings and their proposals for promoting bilateral trade and strengthening relations between the neighbouring countries. The Iranian consul general said that practical steps would be taken for economic progress and development of both the countries, so the business community including traders and investors could also utilise those proposals and pass on the fruits of those efforts to the people of both the countries.

Sartaj Ahmad Khan assured Hussain Malaki that practical steps would be taken to follow the agreed roadmap. He said that Pakistan, particularly the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has huge potential in hydel, mines and minerals, agriculture and tourism sectors, wherein various projects of economic uplift could be initiated.

The FPCCI regional coordinator said that KP province offers huge investment opportunities including the establishment of industrial units by Iranian investors. He said that legal barriers in this regard would be removed with joint efforts. He said that besides trade, both countries also have potential for joint initiatives in sports, culture and education sectors.

Credit: Independent News Pakistan-WealthPk