The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra was the chief guest on the occasion. The seminar was attended by Commercial Secretary of the High Commission, Adnan Younis, President Sri Lanka-Pakistan Business Council, Rohitha Tillekaratne, President Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association, Ifthikhar Aziz and other dignitaries.
Chairperson of EDB, Mrs. Indra Malwatte, in her opening remarks, informed the participants about EDB’s efforts to increase exports by raising awareness about export Opportunities for the Sri Lankan Businessmen in Pakistan. She also recalled her experience to visit Pakistan recently which gave her idea about the great potential that Pakistan holds for the Sri Lankan firms. She appreciated the support of High Commission of Pakistan for the EDB’s efforts to improve business relations between the two countries.
Acting High Commissioner Dr Sarfraz Ahmed Sipra thanked the Chairperson for arranging this high profile seminar and was of the view that Sri Lankan products and services would find receptive customers in Pakistan as Sri Lanka has a very friendly image in the eyes of Pakistani people.
He also informed the gathering that Sri Lanka would be the “Focus Country for the year 2017". Further, he assured Government of Pakistan’s full support to strengthen bilateral trade relations between the two friendly nations.