Morocco for increased trade with Pakistan


Morocco wants increased trade relations with Pakistan as the two countries have good potential to promote bilateral trade in different areas, Ambassador of Morocco, Mustafha Salahdine said on Tuesday.
Talking to businessmen at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), he said Pakistan and Morocco enjoy excellent brotherly relations, but trade and economic cooperation was not aligned with these relations, so both the countries need to improve trade.
He said ICCI should consider organizing an Economic Day for Morocco, inviting Moroccan businessmen to explore new avenues of mutual cooperation between the two countries and his Embassy would do maximum for facilitating and making this event successful.
The Ambassador said exchange of trade delegations is another effective tool to identify trade potential and exportable products between the two countries.
He urged for developing links between businessmen of both countries for achieving mutually beneficial outcomes and assured that Moroccan Embassy would work closely with ICCI to bring two countries further closer particularly on trade, commerce and economic fronts.
Speaking on the occasion, ICCI President, Zafar Bakhtawari said that Pakistan attaches great value to its relations with Morocco as it is a brotherly country located at the gateway of Africa and Europe and thus offers enormous economic opportunities.
He said both countries should sign agreements to enhance cooperation, especially in trade and economic sectors and facilitate their investors and businessmen to exploit all untapped areas of collaboration.
Bakhtawari said that ICCI would seriously consider organising Economic Day for Morocco and invite a delegation of Moroccan businessmen to connect entrepreneurs of both countries.
“We would also arrange the visit of Moroccan business to Lahore and Karachi so that they could interact with Pakistani counterparts and explore potential areas of mutual cooperation to improve bilateral trade between the two countries,” he added.