24 Diplomats visit Sialkot


SIALKOT (ENN) The senior foreign diplomats from different European, Latin American, African, Central and South Asian countries, here on Monday, showed keen interest in Sialkot-Pakistan made sports goods, musical instruments and surgical instruments, besides, showing their keen interest in direct import of Sialkot-made sports goods and surgical instruments direct from Sialkot instead of importing these products from the other countries on high prices.

They stated this while talking to the Sialkot exporters and industrialists while visiting the several leading industrial units here today. Faiza Maqsood, Assistant Director, Pakistan Foreign Service Academy Islamabad led this delegation of the foreign diplomats.

All the visiting 24 senior foreign diplomats assured to make all out sincere efforts to ensure the easy access of Sialkot made export products to their countries, besides, promising to promote positive and soft business image of Sialkot-Pakistan globally.

The foreign diplomats Mr. Shabir Ahmad Ahadi(Afghanistan),  Ms. Janelle Natoya Matthew (Antigua and Barbuda),  Fariz Jafarov (Azerbaijan), Fahad M.A.W.Rashed Alfaihani (Bahrain), Ms. Alesia Birylla (Belarus), Radoslav Georgiev Gergov (Bulgaria),   Melville Robertson Roberts (Gambia),  Seyyed Bahaoddin Hosseini (Iran), Mohammed Abdul Zahra Mohsin, Bilal Reda Mohamed (Iraq), Ms. Shali Evelyn Ngali (Kenya), Relebohile Moeti(Lesotho), Miss Rajaa Oukhattar (Morocco), Ms. Mavis Nasilele Tungulu, Mr. Bornface Sinvula(Nambia),  Moti Bahadur Shrees (Nepal), Sini Michael Namori , Ms. Farapo Korere (Papa New Guinea), Ms. Madolyn Yalu(Solomon Island),  Ms. Maryan Mohamed Nawal Ahmed Nur(Somalia),  Ms.Thobeka Dlamini, Ms. Nuria Hofmeyr Giralt (South Africa),Mrs. Kapugama Geeganage (Sri Lanka) and Thembinkosi Bafana Mavuso(Swaziland) witnessed the several processes of manufacturing and production of the sports goods and surgical instruments.

They highly appreciated the Sialkot exporters for establishing several mega projects and now even their own private airline on self-help basis. The foreign diplomats were of the view that the Sialkot exporters have set the unique examples of self-help, advising the others to replicate these examples as well.

The delegation of the foreign diplomats also visited Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here today. They discussed in details the matters of mutual interest with exporters there.

 On this occasion, the SCCI officials gave a detailed briefing about the achievements, targets, future goals of the Sialkot exporters and Sialkot’s socio-economic and human development on self-help basis by Sialkot exporters.

The Sialkot exporters told the visiting senior foreign diplomats that Sialkot represents an industrial setup producing specialized products that are supplied to top brands and buyers all over the world. We produce Sports Goods, Surgical Instruments, Leather Products, and Gloves of all sorts, Textiles Items, Sports Wear, Martial Arts Uniforms & Accessories, Musical Instruments, Kitchen Ware and Table ware, Hollow Ware, Hunting Knives, Table Cutlery/Flatware, and Military Uniform Badges.

The Sialkot is earning US $ 2 Billion annually to play instrumental role in strengthening economy, they added.

The exporters added that there was no doubt to say that promotion of bilateral linkages depends on better coordination, interaction, and understanding among business communities of the countries, which the diplomatic channels of all countries conveniently facilitate through mutual cooperation

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