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    Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2016 opens in Colombo

    January 16, 2016

    Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2016, organized by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) along with High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka with an aim to boost bilateral trade between the two countries, opened yesterday in Colombo.

    Pakistan's Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan along with Sri Lankan Minister for Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister for Development Strategies and International Trade Mallik Samarawickrema, High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Syed Shakeel Hussain formally inaugurated the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2016 this afternoon at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo.


    After inauguration, the Ministers visited the stalls displaying Pakistani products and appreciated the wide variety and quality of Pakistani products.


    Several important personalities from the Sri Lankan business and trade sectors along with Sri Lanka based diplomatic corps and a large number of people from different walks of life attended the event today. The exhibition will remain open until 17th January 2016 for general public.


    On the occasion, Pakistan's Commerce Minister said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have traditionally enjoyed excellent relations. "We also need to strive to add more substance to our economic cooperation and benefit from each other's strengths," he said.


    One of the primary aims to organize the Pakistan Single Country Exhibition is to introduce the diverse goods and commodities being produced in Pakistan to the Sri Lankan consumers. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to explore the Pakistani market here in Sri Lanka. The Pakistani Minister hoped that Sri Lankans will take maximum benefit from the exhibition.


    Sri Lanka's Minister of Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen emphasized the importance of closer business and trade links between the two friendly countries.


    The Minister for Development Strategies and International Trade Mallik Samarawickrema, said that both countries should utilize the full potential of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries to achieve the trade target of US $ 1 Billion in near future.


    The Chief Executive Officer TDAP SM Munir appreciated the support and cooperation extended by the Government and people of Sri Lanka for organizing the exhibition in a befitting manner.


    The Exhibition features leading Pakistani organizations and manufacturers of Engineering Products, Auto Parts, Agro Products, Textile & Clothing, Designer Wear, Handicraft & Traditional Textiles, Cosmetics and Herbal Products, Pharmaceuticals, Cutlery, Gems & Jewelry, Furniture, Carpets, Marble and Services.


    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. The exhibition contributes to promote Pakistan - Sri Lanka economic relations by diversifying the existing trade patterns hence introducing a wide range of quality Pakistani products in the Sri Lankan market with prominent business and trade sectors.


    The Exhibition is expected to enhance trade links between the two nations to new heights.


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