The South Asian Strategic Stability Institute University (SASSI) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Cairo has hosted Trade Dialogue and Summit 2018 (TDAS ‘ 18) in Cairo, Egypt. Title of the summit is “CPEC BRI Cairo Dialogue and Trade Summit: Building Partnership Through Trade Transformation: The Suez Canal And Gwadar – The Gateway”.
The summit also aims to celebrate the 70-year-old bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Egypt.
Federal Minister for Planning and Development Khusro Bakhtiar, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Egypt, Mushtaq Ali Shah and other representatives from Egyptian and Pakistani ministries are participating in the summit.
“Trade through the Indian Ocean is expected to rise with the emergence of China as a global economic superpower,” said a statement released by SASSI.
“Pakistan and Egypt are two important Belt Road initiative (BRI) members occupying key access points along the global maritime trade routes. The Suez canal and Gwadar are expected to emerge as mega seaports with unprecedented trade volume passing through in the coming decades.”
The conference further aims to highlight the benefits of mutual collaboration and explore how the two countries can capitalise on opportunities presented by BRI and its CPEC artery.
The forum will promote and support and open and unbiased exchange of ideas, demonstrate continued commitment to constructive dialogue with the international community and regional partners. It aims to enhance economic cooperation, regional connectivity and business activity.
The summit aims to create multiple platforms to enhance cooperation and build upon the workspace.