China International Import Expo (CIIE) will lead to creation of economic opportunities for Pakistani exporters to sell their products to China and we will, also, provide incentives to our exporters to open up their exports to Yunnan”, this was underscored by Pakistan’s Consul General to Chengdu, Muhammad Mudassir Tipu, while delivering a keynote address at the “Everlasting China-South Asia Expo” held in Shanghai today. The Expo, held at the sidelines of the CIIE, was inaugurated by Vice Governor of Yunnan Mr. Zhang Guohua. Other notable speakers at the opening session of the Expo included Consuls General of Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand based in Kunming as well as Minister of Business Supply of Nepal and Deputy Minister of Commerce of Myanmar.
Highlighting on Pakistan’s participation at the mega event, the CG reinforced that the CIIE, which was inaugurated by President Xi Jinping, was a monumental success. He asserted that our Prime Minister, Mr. Imran Khan, was also invited by the Chinese government to attend the Expo. Pakistan was one of the twelve Guest of Honor countries at the Expo and had a Country Pavilion with ten booths, the CG emphasized.
In his remarks, CG added: “During last year total bilateral trade between Pakistan and Yunnan stood at US$ 64 million. This comprised of imports by Pakistan. We need to open up export opportunities for Pakistan into Yunnan. It is worth noting that Pakistan’s textile, furniture, leather, seafood, rice, fruits, cotton are exported to markets around the world, and we hope we can also introduce the best of our export products to Yunnan.”
Giving a context of Pakistan’s bilateral relations with Yunnan, the Consul General underscored that a number of other important initiatives have been launched between two region to strength collaboration in sectors such as culture, health, education, and science & technology. He particularly underscored that Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences would be establishing a Pakistan Centre.
The CG, also highlighted the commencement of Lahore-Kashgar Bus service and urged upon people of Yunnan to explore Pakistan’s breathtaking beauty by riding that bus service, which he hoped will further reinforce tourism ties between Pakistan and China.
6th November, 2018
Consulate General of Pakistan
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