Pakistan Promoting Ties With Canada

According to Mudassir Tipu, Additional Secretary for Americas at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Canada is a very important market for Pakistan, and the country wants to deepen and broaden its trade ties with it.

The official made the remarks during a meeting with Bushra Rehman, President of the Pakistan Western Canada Trade Association (PWCTA). Sohail Malik, Secretary-General Pakistan Chapter, US-Pakistan International Chamber of Commerce, accompanied her.The meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was intended to discuss ways to expand bilateral trade between Pakistan and Canada, particularly in terms of Pakistan’s exports.

Rehman informed that the PWCTA was planning a first-of-its-kind single-country (Pakistan) trade exhibition in Vancouver in May 2023.The PWCTA was inviting nearly 200 Pakistani exporters to participate in the exhibition and promote their products in this regard. Textiles, rice, surgical instruments, shoes, and information technology products will be on display at the exhibition. A number of potential importers from North America will also be in attendance.Tipu praised PWCTA’s efforts to strengthen bilateral trade relations and highlight Pakistan’s economic potential, particularly its large market of 220 million people and numerous investment opportunities.

He also mentioned the approximately 500,000-strong Pakistani diaspora in Canada, which serves as a vital link between the two countries. Tipu emphasized the two countries’ strong bilateral ties and offered all assistance possible to make the exhibition a success.

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