'Pakistan, Australia have prospects to grow bilateral trade'.


LAHORE -- Australian Trade Commissioner Mark Morley said on Saturday that Australia and Pakistan should actively explore new avenues to expand trade and investment as both countries have significant prospects to grow bilateral trade and investment.

He expressed these views in meeting with business community here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) where LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar, Vice President Mian Zahid Jawad Ahmad, Regional Business Development Manager of Australia Imran Saeed Khan, LCCI Executive Committee Members Haris Attiq, Zeshan Sohail Malik, Sheikh Sajjad Afzal and Amir Anwar also spoke on the occasion.

The trade commissioner said that Australia and Pakistan were good partners and enjoying long-standing cordial relations which built on strong business-to-business and people-to-people connections. He said that Australia wanted to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in mining technology, education, dairy, livestock and various other sectors.

While calling for frequent exchange of business-related delegations, he said that trade delegations from Pakistan would be warmly welcomed in Australia. He said that Pakistani goods were best of the best in the world and had a very huge potential in Australian market therefore Pakistani businessmen should focus on joint ventures with their Australian counterparts.

Regional Business Development Manager of Australia Imran Saeed Khan said that both countries should identify new products for trade. He said that sector-specific delegations from Pakistan should visit Australia to have first hand knowledge about the trade and investment opportunities. He said that private sectors of the two countries could step into joint ventures in food, energy, dairy, livestock and various other sectors.

LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh informed the Australian delegation that the Lahore Chamber had declared 2019-20 as the year of exports. He mentioned that balance of trade had been in...

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