Dutch envoy, interim Minister discuss ways, means to further eco ties

Business Nov, 22 2023
Dutch envoy, interim Minister discuss ways, means to further eco ties
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ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Netherlands to Pakistan Henny Fokel de Vries called on interim Minister of Commerce and Industries Dr. Gohar Ejaz and discussed ways and means to explore avenues for further collaboration.

Envoy expressed satisfaction with strong trade ties between two countries, particularly in textile sector and conveyed Netherlands’ interest in livestock and potatoes from Pakistan, said news release here.

While highlighting potential for formidable partnership in agriculture, she emphasised abundance of land and labour in Pakistan.

Ambassador also expressed Netherlands’ commitment to exploring additional opportunities for trade growth, citing technology and academic exchange as potential areas for collaboration.

Acknowledging Netherlands as one of Pakistan’s top ten foreign trade partners, interim Minister outlined Pakistan’s vast investment potential, particularly in IT, agriculture and mining.

He highlighted importance of Special Investment Facilitation Council as mechanism to streamline foreign direct investment, pointing out availability of one million acres of arable land in Punjab.

He stressed potential for technology investment and IT exports, expressing Pakistan’s eagerness to collaborate with Netherlands for technology transfer in agriculture.

Dr. Ejaz expressed interest in cooperation with Netherlands Centre for Promotion of Imports for support on agricultural exports to Netherlands. He outlined plans for collaboration in wind power, citing Netherlands’ leadership in field.

He extended an invitation for Netherlands to explore opportunities in special economic zone at Karachi Port. Meeting concluded with shared commitment to strengthening bilateral ties and exploring new avenues for economic collaboration between Pakistan and Netherlands.

Published in The Daily National Courier, November, 23 2023

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