Trade between Pakistan, Indonesia rising on annual basis

Envoy says business community is actively engaged in boosting bilateral trade

APP February 05, 2020

KARACHI: Relations between Indonesia and Pakistan are becoming stronger in different sectors of the economy over a passage of time and bilateral trade is also increasing on a year-on-year basis, said Consul General of Indonesia Totok Prianamto.

Speaking to a group of journalists at a local hotel, he pointed out that major import items of his country from Pakistan included rice, chemical, raw cotton, wheat, paper, fruits, garments, leather, plastic materials, cotton yarn, cloth, other textile products, sports and surgical goods.

“Being an official representative of Indonesia for Sindh, one of the tasks given to me is to further strengthen the economic, trade and investment relations between the two countries,” he said. “Karachi is a very important port for Indonesia especially for trade and investment sectors.”

He pointed out that since Karachi was the largest city possessing two sea-ports; it acted as the main entry point for Indonesian products to the Pakistani market.

Prianamto said that the business community of Karachi was actively engaged in contacts and meetings with its Indonesian counterparts to boost bilateral trade and economic cooperation in Sindh along with establishing strong people-to-people contacts.                “Several trade associations, chambers and businessmen from Pakistan participate in various exhibitions and trade shows in Indonesia,” he added.

The Indonesian envoy pointed out that diplomatic relations between the two countries were strong and people of both nations supported and helped each other over the period in different ways and situations.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2020.

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