Sialkot, April 09(APP): Commercial Attaché Embassy of Somalia in Pakistan Mr. Khadar Dheen Gulled has asked the Pakistani businessmen to come forward and play their pivotal role in early revival of economy of Somalia, as the Somalia believed that Pakistani businessmen had enough potential to boost the Somali economy.
He stated this while addressing an important meeting of Sialkot exporters held at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here today. SCCI Khawaja Masud Akhtar presided over the meeting. SVP Waqas Akram Awan and Muhammad Atif (Project Manager Sialkot Tannery Zone) also attended the meeting.
Somali Commercial Attaché discussed in details the matters of mutual interest and tried to find out the opportunities of mutual business development opportunities between Pakistan and Somalia, establishing joint ventures (JVs) and strong Business-to-Business contacts between the two countries.
Mr. Khadar Dheen Gulled said that the Somalia was actively preparing for promotion of modern business.
He asked the Sialkot exporters to tap the untapped international trade markets of Somalia, as the Somalia would play a role of a gateway for Pakistan to the African countries as well.
He invited the Sialkot exporters to participate in the international single country exhibitions to be held in Somalia in June 2019.
He said that Somalia was much keen to establish strengthened mutual trade ties with Pakistan.
He said “Sialkot was a right and ideal place to do business in all sectors with Sialkot exporters”.
Addressing the meeting, President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Khawaja Masud Akhtar stressed the need of strong B2B contacts between the businessmen of both Pakistan and Somalia. He said that it was high time to develop strong trade ties between Pakistan and Somalia.
“We should also keep focus on the business alternatives as well”, said SCCI President.
He announced to send soon a delegation of some leading Sialkot exporters on a study tour to Somalia under the supervision of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) to study the modern business promotion atmosphere in Somalia as well.
SCCI President said that the Sialkot exporters must explore and capture the international trade markets of Somalia and other African countries through Somalia, following the international trade challenges and trends as well.
Earlier, Commercial Attaché of Somalia in Pakistan Mr. Khadar Dheen Gulled also visited several leading industrial units in Sialkot. He showed keen interest in manufacturing and production of soccer balls, sports goods, surgical instruments and leather goods as well.