ISLAMABAD: American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale on Thursday met with members of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (SCCI) Executive Board to discuss a wide range of initiatives and potential avenues for deeper economic and trade cooperation. Ambassador Hale also spoke with the delegation about the different programmes and initiatives that America has undertaken to improve trade and investment ties. Hale said America is determined to continue working with the Pakistani government and private sector to foster economic ties and increase bilateral trade. He lauded the SCCI’s innovative approaches in creating opportunities for the region’s businesses to grow. SCCI President Majid Raza Bhutta said, “The US has always been the most important strategic partner of Pakistan and we believe that the relationship between the two countries would further strengthen in the future.”
Published in The Express Tribune, February 24th, 2017.
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