KARACHI – West African country Niger’s Minister for Commerce, Industries and Entrepreneurship of Young Gado Sabo Moctar on Tuesday observed that Pakistan’s favourable environment for business and trade activities had attracted a lot of businessmen of his country to do business with Pakistan.
He said this in his meeting with President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo and other prominent businessmen during a visit to the Federation House here.
Niger’s delegation headed by Gado Sabo Moctar met the President FPCCI and also held detailed deliberations on the matters pertaining to boost trade ties between Pakistan and Niger as well as discover potential areas of mutual cooperation between the two countries.
Ambassador of Pakistan in Niger, Ahmed Ali Sirohey, Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Investment Niger Zakari Wargo Boubacar, Director General Development Industries Niger, Abdoulaye Boubacar, 2nd Vice President National Chamber of Commerce & Industries Niger, Bana Boureima, Businessman of Niger, Salim Sabo Moctar and other notables were also present on the occasion. Talking to the President FPCCI, Gado Sabo Moctar sought cooperation from business community of Pakistan in different sectors including Food and Agriculture.
He said that this is high time to further integrate the ideas to improve cooperation between the two countries, especially in commerce and trade.
Gado Sabo Moctar also said that the Head of the State of Niger would soon pay an official visit to Pakistan along with an important delegation.
Talking to the Niger’s delegation, Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo assured them full cooperation on behalf of the business community to further enhance trade relations.
He highly appreciated the efforts of Ambassador of Pakistan in Niger, Ahmed Ali Sirohey for developing interaction between the business communities and authorities of Pakistan and Niger to facilitate the traders and officials of both sides.
The FPCCI President also expressed gratitude to the members of Niger’s delegation for paying visit to the Federation House.
Speaking on the occasion, former chairman Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP), Rafiq Suleman briefed them that Pakistan produces good quality of rice and exports it to over 100 countries across the globe.
He said that many countries in the West African region import rice from Pakistan. The rice exporters of Pakistan got the potential to fulfill the demand of the African region, he added.
The members of the delegation were also informed that the IT sector of Pakistan is also growing rapidly and it also got potential for doing business with the Niger.
Later, the office bearers of FPCCI presented shields to Niger’s Commerce Minister and Pakistan’s Ambassador in Niger Ahmed Ali Sirohey.