Islamabad—Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan Waleed A.M. Abu Ali on Tuesday said potential exists for increased trade between the two brotherly Islamic countries and it should be explored. He said Pakistani and Palestinians are part of a family and “we are highly grateful to continued support of Pakistan”.
The Palestinian ambassador said this while speaking to the business community at Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI) Capital House on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. He said both the countries can improve trade through a third country like China, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey.
“We need to focus on developing bilateral trade cooperation to create better economic opportunities for the people”, he added. The ambassador said the two countries should try best to expand the existing political cooperation into other areas including economy, agriculture, banking, education and social and cultural sectors.
He expressed thanks to the government and people of Pakistan for always providing unflinching support to the just cause of people of Palestine for their right to self-determination. He said CPEC is a great project which will change the fate of Pakistan and provide it a better place of the economic map of the world.
On this occasion, President FPCCI Abdul Rauf Alam reiterated the commitment of Pakistani people and government for an independent homeland for Palestinian. He said Pakistan wanted peace in Palestine so that trade and economic activities could flourish and people of Palestine could enjoy a better living standard for which resolution if Palestinian problem is imperative.
Arab countries have great economic potential as the region was gifted with plenty of natural resources. However resolution of Palestinian problem was essential to exploit the available trade and economic opportunities, said Alam.