December 12, 2018 (MLN): The Pak-UK Business and investment opportunities conference was recently held in Birmingham, with hopes to boost commercial, investment and trade relations between Pakistan and United Kingdom.
The event was organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (RCCI), and was addressed among others by Saqib Bhatti President GBCC, Keith Stokes Smith President Commonwealth Chamber, Malik Shahid Saleem President RCCI, Ian Harrison Director Department for International Trade (UK), representatives from local business community, Commercial Counsellor Sajid Mehmood Raja and the Pakistan’s Consul General (CG) Birmingham Ahmar Ismael.
President GBCC welcomed the initiative of holding this investment conference which creates more awareness amongst the business community and led to increase in trade & investment relations.
Pakistan’s Commercial Counsellor Sajid Mehmood Raja gave overview of the bilateral commercial relations between Pakistan and UK and highlighted specific business opportunities in trade & investment between the two countries.
Business to Business meetings were also organized on the sidelines of this conference which provided invaluable opportunities to the businesses to network and connect.
During the event, this Mission facilitated signing of MoU between RCCI and Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (GBCC), which has now developed into formal business partnership, and now GBCC is planning to send a trade delegation to Pakistan in the near future.
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