ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – September 21, 2022): Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Jemal Beker Abdula, said his country wants to further strengthen trade ties with Pakistan by establishing institutional ties between the two states .
In a meeting with the Director General of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) (Islamabad), Muhammad Naseer, the envoy stressed the need to sign agreements between the trade organizations of the two countries to ensure the bilateral trade within a legal system.
“There is also a need to identify key areas that could boost trade between the two countries,” he said, adding that Pakistan could import coffee, red beans and others, while sugar, rice and pharmaceutical equipment could be exported to Ethiopia, the ambassador said.
“Our government is looking forward to building a strong relationship with Pakistan, which is located in a very important region and has significant economies in its vicinity,” he noted.
The envoy said Ethiopian airlines would soon start operations in Pakistan, further enhancing people-to-people contacts by promoting tourism and cultural activities.
TDAP DG Naseer thanked the Ambassador for visiting his office and briefed him on the role and functioning of the organization.
He also outlined the contours of Pakistan’s “Look Africa” policy and assured the envoy of unwavering support and facilitation to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
TDAP DG Nasser also expressed his interest in organizing joint conferences to enhance exchanges between the two countries by promoting business-to-business contacts.
He said Pakistan had ample opportunities to export its products to Ethiopia, which already imported various goods including textiles from Russia, India and China.