Czech Republic extremely interested in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Ambassador

Karachi, May 18, 2016 (PPI-OT): Jan Fury, Ambassador of Czech Republic to Pakistan has said that his country is extremely interested to participate in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and to access central Asia states through Pakistan.

He said that a high-level Pakistani delegation is due in Prague shortly with which we would take up many issue including bilateral trade and cooperation, CPEC and route to the resource-rich central Asia.

This he said while speaking to a meeting of Pak-Czech Business Council participated by Chairman of the council Amir Atta Bajwa, VP FPCCI Johar Ali Raki, President ICCI Atif Ikram Sheikh, Chairman Coordination FPCCI Malik Sohail, Zahid Maqbool and representatives of Sargodha and Faisalabad chambers of commerce.

Jan Fury said that Czech Prime Minister will also visit Pakistan to cement ties as both countries have good scope for cooperation in the fields of textile, steel, transportation, IT, electronics, and heavy machinery.

He noted that western media is not painting factual picture of Pakistan where situation has improved and economy is picking up.

“Our trade with India is satisfactory but not as per the potential with Pakistan for which both the governments and the business community can play their role”, he underlined.

The Ambassador said that Pakistan’s major export is textiles which must be diversified; he also invited Pakistani businessmen to take part in the Europe’s oldest trade fair scheduled in September while will help explore avenues for enhanced collaboration and bring the business communities of Czech Republic and Pakistan closer.

We have to improve communication between the business communities of the two countries as the trade volume between the two countries is low, he said.

At the occasion, the participants led by Amir Atta Bajwa assured all out cooperation to enhance economic ties saying that they would not only heavily participate in the trade fair but also establish a Pakistan pavilion there.

For more information, contact:
M. A. Lodhi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +92-21-35874332