Ambassador designated to WTO assures playing role to promote exports.


ISLAMABAD -- Ambassador-designate to Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the WTO, Geneva (Switzerland) Mujtaba Paracha Thursday assured that he would play role for promoting Pakistan's trade exports with foreign countries.

He visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and addressed the local business community.

He said that Pakistan's Permanent Mission to WTO was focused on trade promotion and he would try to maintain liaison with private sector to update it about the new opportunities for exports promotion.

He said that the increase in preferential arrangements and free trade areas between some members of WTO was eroding market access and stressed that Pakistan's private sector should adopt a proactive approach to find new markets for improving Pakistan's exports.

Mujtaba Paracha briefed the business community about the role of WTO which was the only international organization dealing with the rules of trade between the nation in order to facilitate smooth trade flow in world markets.

He said that the current government was sending trade and investment officers in Pakistan's foreign missions abroad with set targets as promoting exports was its high priority.

He said that government had done lot of work on fisheries, e-commerce and other areas and assured that he would try to find new opportunities for private sector to further enhance Pakistan's exports.


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