LAHORE: Ambassador of Pakistan to Argentina Dr. Khalid Ejaz has said that strong liaison between chambers of commerce and industry and business institutions of both the countries would definitely enhance mutual trade volume that is at present very low.
“Mutual trade volume between Pakistan and Argentina is around $ 137 million while India’s trade is around $ 3 billion because of coordination, lobbying and penetration in South America”, the ambassador said while talking to the LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah, Senior Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Executive Committee Members Haji Muhammad Asif Sehar, Naeem Hanif, Malik Riaz, Sheikh Sajjad Afzal, Ali Afzal and others were also present on the occasion.
The Ambassador said that we have ignored South American market from last 5 decades while other countries, particularly India, have strong presence there.
He said that Pakistani basmati rice, sports goods, textile products and bed sheets etc. have strong demand in Argentine therefore, Pakistani business community should avail this opportunity. He said that a virtual exhibition is being planned.
He said that strong liaison between the business community of Pakistan and Argentina would be his top priority. He said that Pakistani businessmen should identify new products for trade to ensure good presence in the market of Argentina.
LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah said that joint ventures, bridging of communication gap, market survey reports and identification of new tradable items are some of the important tools which can take mutual trade between Pakistan and Argentina to the desired level.
The LCCI President said that Pakistan and Argentina are enjoying cordial and diplomatic relations based on mutual respect and understanding but these