Group photo of guests with Spanish Ambassador. (ENN)
SIALKOT (By Abid Mehdi) Ambassador of Spain in Pakistan Manual Duran Gimenez-Rico has said that the Spain was much keen to establish the strengthened mutual trade ties with Pakistan. He said that there were the bright opportunities of setting up the joint ventures (JVs) with Pakistani companies in different trade fields, as several Spanish companies were showing keen interest in this regard.
He stated this while addressing an important meeting of the Sialkot exporters held at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) held here today. SCCI President Khawaja Masud Akhtar presided over the meeting. While, senior officials of the Spanish Embassy in Islamabad and SCCI SVP Waqas Akram Awan also attended the meeting.
Ambassador of Spain stressed the need of promotion of Business-to-Business contacts to further strengthen the mutual trade ties between Islamabad and Barcelona, saying that the Spain would make all out sincere efforts to explore the new opportunities of increasing the mutual trade between Pakistan and Spain.
Spanish Ambassador Manual Duran Gimenez-Rico said that Spain was much keen to establish the strengthened trade ties with Pakistan. He said that Spain will ensure the easy access of Sialkot exporters to international trade markets of Spain and European markets through Spain as well.
He said that was much inspired by the international standard quality of the Sialkot-made sports goods, soccer balls, surgical instruments and leather goods as well.
Addressing the meeting, President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Khawaja Masud Akhtar stressed upon the need for diversification of exports as both Pakistan and Spain have tremendous potential for business communities at both sides.
He said that both Islamabad and Barcelona should facilitate single country trade exhibitions and encourage frequent exchanges of trade delegations.
SCCI President Khawaja Masud Akhtar revealed that Spain’s advances have led to success for industries not just in Spain, but around the world.
SCCI SVP Waqas Akram Awan added that with Spanish Technology and Pakistani Craftsmanship, we could do wonders in the International markets.
Earlier, the Spanish Ambassador today visited several leading industrial units in Sialkot. He witnessed the manufacturing and production of sports goods and soccer balls here.
On this occasion, Ambassador of Spain stressed the need of strong B2B contacts between the businessmen of both Pakistan and Spain. He said that it was high time to develop strong trade ties between Pakistan and Spain.