Romania keen to promote bilateral trade with Pakistan, says ambassador

F.P. Report

SIALKOT: Romanian Ambassador to Pakistan Niculaie Goia and Mihai Stefan Dinu, Minister Consular-Head of the Economic Section, on Tuesday visited Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) to discuss ways and means to increase bilateral trade between Romania and Pakistan.

Addressing the members of SCCI, he said that collective efforts were direly needed for the promotion of two-way trade between the two countries. He said that business community of Pakistan should focus attention on exploring Romanian market and introduce their products, adding that Romanian market would be highly profitable for Pakistani business community.

About the mega project, China Pakistan Economic Corridor would definitely open new era of development and prosperity not only for Pakistan but also for the whole region, he said. The Ambassador further said that Pakistan was a peaceful country and rendering huge scarifies in war against terrorism and the world should recognize the scarifies of Pakistan.

The Ambassador further said that both the countries were enjoying highly cordial relations and these ties would be further strengthened with the passage of time.

In his address of welcome, President SCCI Zahid Latif Malik said that both sides should work for developing greater trade linkages in fields of information technology, defence production and number of other sectors.

Both countries can learn and benefit from sharing of experiences and best practices in the respective fields, he said. The SCCI President further stated that both countries jointly work for exploiting potentials of two-way trade which had not exploited yet.

Zahid stressed the need for taking drastic steps to increase bilateral trade as presently total trade volume between the two countries was only US $100 million which was quite disappointing.

SCCI president further stated that both Romania and Pakistan were on the path to forging stronger trading ties and suggest some measures for the expansion of trade between the two countries.

He said that access of Made in Pakistan products to Romania should be ensured as the leather goods, surgical instruments, work wear and gloves, and sports goods & apparel, footwear and cutlery instruments have huge demands in Romanian market.

The products produced in Sialkot have excellence in terms of quality, manufactured under international standards and certifications.

Both sides should facilitate and encourage frequent exchanges of trade delegations in order to create effective linkages between the business communities of the two countries for promoting bilateral trade, he added.