Ambassador of Tunisia urges to enhance trade volume

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From Business Correspondent

RAWALPINDI: The Ambassador of Tunisia to Pakistan Adel Elarbi paid a visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) yesterday. The ambassador said that both countries should focus on frequent exchange of trade delegations to explore all untapped areas of mutual interest, adding that there is need to bring awareness and information on both sides about potential for mutual cooperation, Pakistan has not so far exploited the geographical location of Tunisia for achieving benefits for its economy.

The envoy said that Tunisia’s 80% trade was with European Union and Pakistan could promote its exports to Africa and EU by enhancing cooperation with Tunisia. He stressed that Pakistani business community should also visit Tunisia to explore joint ventures and investment in its free economic zones.

Adil Elarbi urged that RCCI should form a delegation for Tunisia and his embassy would extend support in making its visit successful. He also appreciated RCCI efforts in promoting trade activities through exhibitions.

Speaking on the occasion, President RCCI, Malik Shahid Saleem, said that Pakistan and Tunisia had enjoyed religious, cultural and socio-political heritage, but the bilateral trade between the two countries was quite negligible.

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