Sri Lankan envoy offers to enhance trade relations

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Staff Reporter

Karachi

Consul General of Sri Lanka, H.E G.L.Genantheva has shown his interest to expand trade and economic relation with Pakistan, als exchange of trade delegation. Speaking at the meeting at Pakistan Chemicals and Dyes Association ( PCDMA), he said exhibition in both countries will increased the volume of trade between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. PCDMA Chairman and former director, Pakistan Stock Exchange Mr. Ameen Yousuf Balgamwala, Vice Chairman Mr. Asif Ebrahim, former Chairman, Mr. Arif Balgamwala, Mr Nasir Fateh Kukda, Mr. Arif Kapoor and Senior member Mr. Rafique Memon were also present in the meeting. Sri Lankan Consul General agreed to the proposal of the Chairman PCDMA to form a trade delegation for visit Sri Lanka and make B2B meeting with Sri Lankan businessman, which will be helpful to introduce Pakistani Products in Sri Lanka. On issue of Visa on arrival, Sri Lankan Envoy suggested that this should be discussed on Government level, so that the visa can be issue to Pakistani businessman on arrival in Sri Lanka. Ameen Yousuf Balgamwala, Chairman PCDMA and former Director, Pakistan Stock Exchange, welcomed the Consul General and has detailed discussion of bilateral trade between two countries. He gave suggestion to increase volume of trade and asked for abolish of Quota on Agro based product i.e. rice, potatoes and sugar, also asked for permission to export these products on the basis of their requirements.

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