ISLAMABAD: Ulanbek Totuiaev, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan has said that the geostrategic location of his country offered great business opportunities to Pakistan which was a gateway for Central Asian countries for better market access to outside world. Kyrgyzstan was keen to further promote economic cooperation with Pakistan to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. He said this while exchanging views with the business community during his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI).

The Envoy said that the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek had hosted a very successful second Kyrgyz-Pakistan business forum entitled “Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan in the Age of Socio-Economic Integration” in October this year and his embassy was interested to organize another Kyrgyz-Pakistan business forum in collaboration with ICCI in Islamabad or Bishkek to further strengthen the business linkages between the private sectors of both countries.

Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Shakeel Munir, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that Pakistan was focusing on Central Asia for trade & exports and close cooperation with Kyrgyzstan would help it in getting better market access to this important region.

He said that Pakistan could export many products to Kyrgyzstan including marble & granite, pharmaceuticals, textiles, surgical instruments, food products, sports goods, leather products, IT, engineering goods. He said that both countries have good potential to cooperate in the tourism sector for mutual benefit.

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