Islamabad: The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Pakistan, Mr. Furqatbek Akhmed Sidiq, expressed his enthusiasm regarding the development of new firms and companies in Uzbekistan which will help to foster smooth and good trade relations between Uzbekistan and Pakistan via importing&exporting the goods through Afghanistan. He was addressing a video link conference at the Embassy of Republic of Uzbekistan along with Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Council (UPBC), Islamabad on Saturday.
A video link conference was held at the Embassy of Republic of Uzbekistan, Islamabad between Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (CCIU) and the members of Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Council (UPBC), Islamabad. More than fifty representatives from the business community of Islamabad and Rawalpindi attended the meeting.
The meeting commenced by the welcome address of Mr. Islam Kazimovich Jasimov, First Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan who greeted the participants at the forum and highlighted the importance of today’s video link discussion and hoped that this forum will help in bringing the two sides close for best business relations. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Islam Kazimovich Jasimov, and Mr. Syed Amjad Ali, the Chief Liaison Officer of Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Council, from Uzbekistan and Pakistan’s side respectively.
Mr. Khalid Taimur, Deputy President of the Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Council, highlighted the major activities& events of the Uzbek-Pakistani Business Council, to improve the business environment and development of entrepreneurship in Pakistan and Uzbekistan. Mr. Shohruh Alikhanov, Head of Department of Export Support Fund for small businesses and private entrepreneurship under the National Bank of Uzbekistan presented on the prospects for the development of bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Pakistan.
Dr. Ikramov Adkham Ilkhamovich, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and also Chairman of the Uzbekistan-Pakistan Business Council, highlighted the activities of the Uzbek-Pakistan Business Council, and reforms in Uzbekistan to improve the business environment and the development of entrepreneurship in the republic”.
The speakers from both the sides expressed their enthusiasm and keen interest in exploring and exploiting the business opportunities existing in Pakistan and Uzbekistan and also the investment opportunities in the fields of textile, Information technology, Hospitality&Tourism, Agriculture and Agricultural Machinery, Raw construction material mainly cement industry, and mutual exchange of students in academic programs.