- Published on Friday, 27 April 2012 15:10
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Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa declared open the “Made in Pakistan Single Country Exhibition” at the BMICH yesterday. The Exhibition will be held till 1st May.
The inauguration event was also attended by the High Commissioner of Pakistan Mrs. Seema Ilahi Baloch, several senior Government Ministers and important personalities from the Sri Lankan business and trade sector along with ambassadors based in Sri Lanka.
More than 50 Pakistani trading and manufacturing companies are participating in this exhibition. Among the products displayed in the exhibition are carpets, rugs, onyx products, jewellery, brass crafts, sports equipment, fashion and fabrics, leather goods, handicrafts, wood/rosewood furniture and house wares, etc.
Pakistani High Commission officials said that the exhibition aims to provide a platform to the Pakistan based companies, for showcasing their range of products and services to the Sri Lankan public and business community. They said the exhibition will also be contributing in promoting Pakistan-Sri Lanka economic relations by diversifying the existing trade patterns thus introducing a wide range of quality Pakistani products in the Sri Lankan market with prominent business and trade sectors.
Pakistan is the second largest trading partner of Sri Lanka within the South Asian region. Sri Lanka has a Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan. (niz).