Participated by 99 Pakistani and 47 Australian companies, the High Commission for Pakistan in Canberra, Australia on Monday organized a Virtual Information Technology Delegations Meeting (VITDM) between the companies of the two countries.
Consulates Generals of Sydney and Melbourne as well as Honorary Investment Counsellor Mr. Hassan Kanji collaborated in organizing the meeting.
The meeting was addressed by High Commissioner for Pakistan H.E. Babar Amin, Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Secretary Ministry of IT & Telecom, Mr. Osman Nasir, Managing Director Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), Mr. Ahsan Ali Mangi, Secretary, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Mr. Shahjahan Ch. Director, National Incubation Center, Mr. Anthony Ellard JP, Australian Computer Society, Mr. Mellonie Francis, CEO Rareiio, Mr. Michael Giffney, MD, Voice Plus, Mr. Muhammad Ashraf, Consul General Sydney moderate the meeting.
The virtual meeting was a sequel of previous meetings organized by the High Commission for promotion of IT and software trade cooperation between Pakistani and Australian companies. The virtual meeting aimed at B2B collaboration and further building upon the progress already made during the earlier meetings.
Speaking at the event, the High Commissioner H.E. Babar Amin underlined the importance that the Government of Pakistan attaches to the development of IT Sector in Pakistan and is keen to facilitate foreign investors in this regard. Pakistan, he said, has taken dynamic measures to bridge digital divide in the country providing network access to remote areas. The information industry could become engine of growth of trade between Pakistan and Australia.—Agencies