Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan visits SCCI

Faisal Khawer Butt

Khazar Farhadov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan while addressing the participants of the meeting praised the achievements of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry and said that Azerbaijan would be signing the Preferential Trade Agreement with Pakistan, which would help businessmen on both sides to increase economic relations. He added that last year the trade volume of Pakistan and Azerbaijan has increased three times, through joint efforts from both sides.

During the meeting The Ambassador mentioned that Azerbaijan could be a gateway for Pakistani Businessmen to tap neighboring countries through Azerbaijan with the agreement.

The Envoy endorsed the suggestion of President SCCI for sending a trade delegation and added that Azeri Mission in Pakistan had already conducted trade delegations with Faisalabad, Islamabad and Gujranwala Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in the past.

Khazar Farhadov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan mentioned that Azerbaijan was open to join hands for investments with Pakistan to cooperate in the non-oil energy, health, and agriculture sectors. The Ambassador added that Azerbaijan was a great market for sectors like Rice, Martial Arts, Football and Surgical and Beauty care Instruments of Industry of Sialkot.

The Envoy mentioned that Azerbaijan was keen to increase people to people linkages, and the Azerbaijan Mission in Pakistan would ensure that the Businessmen from Sialkot could meet relevant buyers and importers during the visit of Trade Delegation to Azerbaijan.

As Government of Azerbaijan was interested to promote trade from Sialkot to Azerbaijan. President SCCI Abdul Ghafoor Malik said that Pakistan foresees Azerbaijan as a brotherly country and was keen to unlock the potential that exists on both sides.