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Naveed kicks off Pakistan’s biggest Texpo in Johannesburg

Federal Minister for commerce Syed Naveed Qamar, on Tuesday, kicked off the three-day Pakistan’s biggest Pak-Africa Trade Development Conference (PADTC) and Sigle County Exhibition (SCE) here at Johannesburg, South Africa.

Representatives from the 16 South African Development Countries (SADC) and businessmen participated in the trade conference, whereas around 225 exhibitors and 130 Pakistani companies represented 20 major sectors in the conference.

Addressing the Texpo, Federal Minister Syed Naveed Qamar highlighted the importance of the Texpo in promoting trade and its potential to diversify the Pakistani and African country’s economies.

He said that the event was significant in promoting the strong ties between Pakistan and African Countries.

The minister expressed confidence that the event would provide an opportunity for Pakistani exporters to showcase their products and services to the African market, which would be beneficial for both sides.

He also urged Pakistani exporters to take advantage of the platform by introducing their products and services to the African market.

The minister also commended the role of the South African government in facilitating the event and its commitment to promoting trade and investment between the countries.