Karachi: A ten-member delegation of Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) left Pakistan on a ten-day visit to Belgium and France to explore business opportunities.
The delegation is led by former vice president of FPCCI Naima Ansari which will meet leaders of the private sector in Brussels to explore opportunities and call on Pakistani businessmen working there.
In the second leg of the tour, the delegation will visit Paris to study the fashion and beauty industry and meet different trade associations and chambers of commerce to find ways and means to boost the bilateral trade.
According to Samina Fazil, founder President, IWCCI, the businesswomen will also meet Pakistani ambassadors, European trade officials in both the countries, attend some ongoing expos and present matchless economic opportunities available in Pakistan.
The European investors would not only be informed about investment opportunities but would also be apprised about China Pakistan Economic Corridor due to which Pakistan is emerging as an important hub of economic and business activity in the region.
The investors in Belgium and France would be briefed that the project would bring immense economic opportunity for Pakistan as well as the neighboring countries and being the starting point for One Belt One Road Project, CPEC also holds prospects for the European countries.
The deep-sea port of Gwadar offers the shortest and most convenient trade route to Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East, which also links up China’s large, land-locked province of Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea.
The delegation is also aiming to boost exports of textile, rice and halal products and introduce other Pakistani products.