Indonesia keen to enhance trade ties with Pakistan


Staff Reporter


Totok Prianamto, Consul General of Indonesia, shows keen interest to enhance trade ties with Pakistan, said that being a Muslim country, President and Prime Minister of Indonesia, want more trade with Pakistan, while addressing a meeting at Pakistan Chemicals and Dies Merchants Association (PCDMA), assured to provide all possible facilities to Pakistani businessmen. Vice Consul Mr. Ibne Sulhan, Mr. Amin Yousuf Balgamwala, chairman PCDMA & former director of Karachi Stock Exchange, Mr. Asif Ibrahim,VC PCDMA, Mr. Arif Balgamwala, Chaudhry Naseer and other members also attended the meeting.
Indonesian envoy announced the issuance of visas to members of PCDMA within two days, so that the two countries businessman can enhance trade relations with each other and also seek opportunities for joint partnerships with bilateral trade.
In response to a query regarding the Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan, replied that he would discuss the FTA matter with his government, while joint partnership would also be reviewed, because Indonesian businessmen are keen to do business with Pakistani counterparts, which will benefit both countries.
Earlier, chairman PCDMA Amin Yousuf Balgamwala identified potential sectors for promoting trade relations between Pakistan and Indonesia, said that on several occasions, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan’s tourism sector has very scope, therefore, Indonesian businessman should review Pakistan’s tourism sector and agricultural sector also for profitable businesses.
Amin Yousuf Balgamwala also asked the Consul General to issue multiple visa to PCDMA members, so that the Commercial Importer could visit Indonesia easily and conduct B2B meetings with Indonesian businessmen.

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