ISLAMABAD: A 10-member business delegation of Kazakhstan led by Daniyar Kalimbetov visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and held meetings with ICCI members to explore business collaborations in areas of mutual interest. The delegation represented various sectors including construction material, pharmaceuticals, education, healthcare services & products, agriculture and others.

Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan also accompanied the delegation. The delegation also visited the local industrial units to see the potential of Pakistani products for import.

Speaking at the occasion, Daniyar Kalimbetov, Head of delegation said that it was the very first visit of a business delegation from Kazakhstan to Pakistan and they were very optimistic to explore business partnerships with Pakistani counterparts that would be beneficial for both countries. Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of Kazakhstan said that Pakistan and Kazakhstan were enjoying cordial relations, but enough attention was not paid to promote business and economic ties. He said that Kazakh business delegation has come to establish direct links with Pakistani counterparts to strengthen trade relations.

Shakeel Munir, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that the current volume of bilateral trade of less than USD 100 million between Pakistan and Kazakhstan was quite low given the economic potential of both countries and stressed that they should focus on developing strong business linkages between their private sectors to explore all untapped areas of mutual cooperation.


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