Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Nairobi, Ms. Syeda Saqlain has said that there is an opportunity for Pakistani traders and exporters to take advantage of the business opportunities available in Kenya.
The promising areas of cooperation and exports sectors like pharmaceuticals, rice, IT services and other sectors could be increased. Bilateral exchange of delegates at the Chamber of Commerce level need to be strengthened as travel restrictions and social distance due to the coronavirus epidemic had affected contacts between the business community, a press release said on Thursday.
The President of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) Richard Ngatia said that his country exports tea and coffee to Pakistan. The trade volume between the two countries is close to 800 million, which could be increased.
KNCCI played a crucial role in the development of economic and trade relations, served as a nucleus in the pyramid of economic diplomacy and acted as a driving force in providing direction to the future bilateral trade and commercial ties between our two countries, he added.
Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) President Nasir Mirza said that Kenya is a gateway for African countries. The purpose of the Africa Business Forum, organized by the Chamber, was to explore new markets.