Albania wants enhanced trade relations with Pakistan: Envoy

There are great opportunities for increasing the volume of trade between the two countries

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Islamabad (VOM):  The Non-Resident Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Albania, H.E. Mr. Kastriot Robo said that his country wanted to enhance trade relations with Pakistan as there were great opportunities for increasing the volume of trade between the two countries that should be exploited for mutual benefits. He said this while exchanging views with the business community during his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI).

The envoy said that the geographical location of Albania was important for Pakistan and Albania was almost in the heart of Europe, so promoting close cooperation with it would enable Pakistan to get better access to European and Balkan markets. He said that there was a huge potential for the development of tourist resorts in Albania and emphasized that Pakistan investors should capitalize on these investment opportunities. He said that many Pakistani workers were already working in the construction sector in Albania and increased cooperation between the two countries would open new avenues for Pakistani manpower in Albania. He invited the ICCI delegation to visit Albania to explore new opportunities for business cooperation.

Speaking at the occasion, Muhammad Shakeel Munir, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that Albania was an important part of the Western Balkans countries and Pakistan would like to develop close business relations with it to promote trade and exports to this part of the world. He said that both countries should encourage the regular exchange of trade delegations to explore all potential areas of mutual cooperation. He said that Albania should open its embassy in Pakistan that would facilitate the promotion of people-to-people contacts and trade ties between the two countries.

Jamshaid Akhtar Sheikh Senior Vice President, Muhammad Faheem Khan Vice President ICCI, Saeed Khan, Ch. Muhammad Ali, Asher Hafeez, Ashfaq Chatha and others also spoke at the occasion and offered many useful suggestions to further enhance trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Albania.

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