President, Thai-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce (TPCC) Firdos Ali Friday emphasized on maintaining strong liaison between Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), and Thai-Pakistan Chamber to assist the business communities of both countries in finding the right and reliable business partners.
Exchanging views with KCCI office bearers, during his visit to Karachi Chamber, Firdos Ali said Thai businessmen had been facing difficulty in identifying the right partners for business in Pakistan and the same might be happening with Pakistani business community. Both the chambers could help address the issue, he said.
President KCCI Muffasar Atta Malik, Senior Vice President Abdul Basit Abdul Razzak, Vice President Rehan Hanif and KCCI Managing Committee members attended the meeting, said KCCI press release.
President TPCC stressed that KCCI should exchange information about reliable businesspersons and assured that TPCC would respond to KCCI’s queries about Thai businessman. This would help to ensure successful deals between business communities of the two countries.
Commenting on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to be signed between Pakistan and Thailand, President TPCC said Thai business community was anxiously waiting signing of the FTA.
He informed that TPCC was set up in 2005 and comprised business community members of Pakistani origin who had been living and doing successful businesses in Thailand. As compared to KCCI, TPCC was a small chamber but enjoyed close liaison with all other chambers in Thailand. Efforts are being made to encourage Thai businessmen to become TPCC members which could be approached for any kind of assistance.
He said TPCC was also a member of Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) which had representatives from Chambers of Commerce around the world including UK, India, Sri Lanka, Canada and Japan as its members.
He advised KCCI to become member of JFCCT where business community representatives from some of the important markets gather to discuss matters of mutual interest.
Firdos Ali further requested for a visit of KCCI’s delegation to Thailand which would be fully assisted by TPCC to make the successful.
President KCCI Muffasar Atta Malik assured that KCCI would look into the possibility of sharing information about credible businessmen and industrialists with TPCC for increased bilateral trade and to strengthen economic cooperation in both the countries.—APP