ISLAMABAD-Over 300 Chinese companies, entrepreneurs and their Pakistani business counterparts participated in a high profile Business Expo, titled, “Pak-China Business Forum 2015”, which was concluded in the Federal capital city here on Monday.
The Expo, that has now become a regular annual business activity for Pakistani and Chinese entrepreneurs was the third one of the ongoing series and was hosted by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad while was organized by Pakistani Diplomatic Missions across China with Pakistan Consulate in Guangzhou playing the leading role in the campaign as was evident from the speeches made by the different delegates from China at various events during the Forum.
It was amazing to witness that this year, the number of participating Companies from China grew up dramatically and with comparison to last year’s figures of merely 42 participating entrepreneurs from China, the 2014 episode of Pakistan-China Business Forum attracted nearly 200 leading Chinese Companies from a variety of fields to come to Pakistan and explore the opportunities of investment here and to interact with Pakistani business community. This is an amazing example to gauge as to how much hard work and how intense and sincere efforts Pakistani diplomats in China are making to not only enhance the trade and business activities between the two countries but also to strongly enhance the people to people contact between Pakistan and China and all the Pakistani Mission members across china including the diplomats, the Commercial personnel and the PR professionals must be given full credit for this spectacular work.
The Delegation of around 175 top Chinese investors, belonging to reputed Chinese Companies was led by a China-based Pakistani origin businessman Chico J Ullah, who is doing fabulous business in China for past three decades or so and running a number of business ventures in China with an amazing success. Talking to International media at the opening ceremony of the Pak-China Business Forum, Chico told local and international media that he was tremendously amazed to see the presence of unbelievable opportunities for Pakistani and Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in each other’s countries while Pakistan posses a great potential to emerge as a huge, sustainable and credible market for Chinese investors. He said that with regard to economic and trade opportunities, Pakistan today is placed where China was in the decade of 1990s, meaning full of opportunities and potential and thus it has become highly attractive for global investors with a special significance for Chinese entrepreneurs and investors. “ since the Chinese leadership is constantly urging its entrepreneurs to go global and with the Chinese Companies making big buck through their constantly expanding business networks, Pakistan becomes the first and the best choice for every Chinese investor that plans to go for foreign ventures as in Pakistan a Chinese investor is not treated merely as a foreign investor but as a special and honoured guest too,” stated Chiko. He also paid rich tributes to COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad for hosting such a high profile and lavish extravaganza while he highly hailed the efforts of China-based diplomats and other officials of Pakistani Missions for putting massive efforts to make this event a real success.
The Business Forum was not merely and Expo but was actually a mega economic event as a number of discussion sessions by top economists, intellectuals, thinkers, traders, media persons and entrepreneurs of both countries were held during the 4-day long event. The participants held fruitful and effective discussions over topics like New energy technologies, Information and Communication Technology, Water Conservation, Purification and Sanitation, Biomedical materials, Biotechnology and Public Health and Strengthening collaborative Ties etc.
Talking to media persons, Pakistan’s Consul General to Guangzhou, China, Mr. Babar Amin, who had specially flown in from China to personally monitor the event, stated that It was the vision of the Pakistani leadership to enhance to the maximum the trade and commercial ties between Pakistan and China while the Pakistan government was deeply desirous of enhancing the people to people ties between the two exemplary friendly States that the officials at the Pakistani Missions across China were making all out efforts in this direction and organizing such events was part of this vision of the Pakistan government. He also praised the role of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in holding of such a mega event in style and effectiveness. He expressed the hope that with such endeavors, the real potential of Pakistan, China Friendship and the bilateral trade potential would be completely in a very near future.
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