Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has extended invitations to  Thai businessmen and traders for investing in Pakistan and hence promoting trade between the two nations. - File photo

ISLAMABAD: Senator Haji Ghulam Ali, President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) invited Thai businessmen to invest in Pakistan, for promoting trade and investment between the two countries.

According to a statement issued here on Wednesday, delegation of Pakistani businessmen under the leadership of FPCCI president and Vice President Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited Thailand Federation of Industry and Thailand Federation of Commerce, Board of Trade in Bangkok and held a meeting with the investors and traders.

Senator Ghulam Ali said that Pakistan was an agricultural country and rich in natural resources. He said that gems and jewelry, fruits, poultry, livestock, food, construction, energy and agro based industries offer vast potential of joint venture investment and urged Thai business community to avail the opportunity.

He assured to facilitate and provide all assistance and cooperation to Thai investors for this purpose. President FPCCI informed that government of Pakistan was organizing an investment conference in November 2011 and invited Thai investors to participate in a big way. The FPCCI president further stated that Pakistani market is a very big market consisting of 180 million peoples and also provides the Thai investors market access to Central Asian states.

On the occasion, both the Thai Federations agreed to make investment in Pakistan and said that they would prepare feasibility studies on the potential areas of investment as identified by the President FPCCI.

It was also agreed that they would be in constant touch with the FPCCI for this purpose. The business community of Thailand showed greater interest for making investment in Pakistan and also agreed to exchange delegations of both the countries for business community and to further increase close coordination between FPCCI and Thai Federations.

Moreover, President FPCCI invited the Thailand Federation to visit Pakistan, which was accepted by Thailand.

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