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Monday, March 15, 2010

35-member Pak trade delegation to visit Malaysia

LAHORE, Mar 15 : A thirty five member delegation of the leading businessmen of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by Engineer Sohail Lashari, Former Senior Vice President, Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be paying four day official visit to Malaysia from 16th March, 2010 to explore joint industrial and marketing opportunities and identify potential areas to enhance Pak- Malaysia trade.
The Commercial Counselor for Pakistan in Malaysia Wajiullah Kundi said in Kuala Lumpur, Monday that the visit of a large delegation reflects the importance being given to Malaysia in South East Asia by Pakistan in terms of building strategic ties in bilateral trade, investment and business sectors and added that these ongoing frequents bilateral visits by the private sectors of both the countries will certainly pave the way for greater cooperation leading to substantial increase in trade investment and business activities.
Wajiullah Kundi while giving details of the visit said that the delegation comprises members belonging to such important sectors as Agriculture Machinery & Implements, Paper & Board, Iron & Steel, Electronics and Automobiles, live stock and poultry, importer of used Heavy Agricultural Machinery, Importer of Electronic Surveillance and Security Systems, Power Generation and Solar Energy, Manufacturer of Cables Machinery, Dairy & Livestock related Machines and Textile Made-ups (Embroidery Works)
He said that during its stay in Malaysia the delegation is expected to hold meetings with the President and members of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, President and members of the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (ACCCIM) followed by B-to-B meeting.
The delegation will also visit MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) wherein B-to-B meetings will also be arranged.
Bilateral trade between the two countries has received a boost after signing of Malaysia- Pakistan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA) in Nov, 2007 which has reduced duties taxes and levies on trade between the two countries, he added.

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