(Karachi P.R. 19th January, 2017) His Excellency Mohmed Karmoune Ambassador of Morocco visited FPCCI Head Office to felicitate the newly elected President and Office Bearers of FPCCI. During the brief discourse the Ambassador emphasized to further better trade relations between the two countries in different areas. He further added that exchange of trade delegation between the two countries is essential to identify trade potential between the two countries for the expansion of bilateral trade. While deliberating he informed that Mango Festival at 5 different cities held first time in Morocco from 7th to 8th August, 2016 coupled with fruit festival from 22nd – 30th October, 2016 by the Embassy of Pakistan in Morocco has been a great success. Mr. Aamer Ata Bajwa, Senior Vice President, FPCCI appreciated the remarks of His Excellency Morocco Ambassador for the offer of working together to exploit economic opportunity to Pakistan. He further said that for the enhancement of trade and economic sector our Investors and Businessmen are willing to exploit the opportunities being offered by Morocco. He further suggested that both countries should arrange Single Country Exhibition on reciprocal basis.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. S.M. Muneer, Chief Executive, TDAP assured Morocco Ambassador that TDAP will soon organize a Pakistan Single Country Exhibition in Morocco to introduce traditional and non-traditional goods to boost exports to mutual benefits.
Mr. Ishtiaq Baig, Vice President, FPCCI and Honorary General of Morocco and Chairman of Pakistan – Morocco Business Council of FPCCI said that at present volume of bilateral trade between both the countries is only US$ 14 Million and Pakistan would like to increase its exports in coming years. He further added that Pakistan – Morocco Joint Business Council has been facilitating the business community of both the countries to expand trade with each other. He further suggested that Joint Ministerial meeting is long overdue for the last many years and hoped that both governments shall hold this meeting at the earliest.
In the end he thanked His Excellency Morocco Ambassador for his kind gesture for visiting FPCCI.
Maher Alam Khan
Acting Secretary General