‘Pakistan, Iran should exchange trade delegations’

“There is a weak banking connection between the two countries,” says KPCCI President Zulfiqar Ali Khan


Our Correspondents August 15, 2016
On the occasion, Honardoost said both the countries must make a join effort to boost trade. PHOTO: INP

PESHAWAR: The exchange of trade delegations will further both the economic and cultural relations between Pakistan and Iran.

This was said by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Zulfiqar Ali Khan during the visit of Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost to KPCCI office on Monday, stated a press release.

“There is a weak banking connection between the two countries,” Zulfiqar Ali was quoted as saying. “Establishment of strong banking channels between Pakistan and Iran will help in strengthening trade relations.”

He added the two countries had great potential for trade.
“Trade could be increased by US$10 billion.” He also said Iranian investors should capitalise on hydroelectricity in Pakistan.

On the occasion, Honardoost said both the countries must make a join effort to boost trade. He also accepted the proposal of providing multiple trade visas to the traders of K-P and exchange of trade delegations between the two countries.

Besides, Honardoost also met Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on the same day to discuss matters of mutual interest. This was mentioned in a handout issued from Governor House.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2016.

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