ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Ambassador Rizwan Saeed, Additional Secretary Middle East Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visited FPCCI for a meeting with President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh and FPCCI Vice Presidents Aminullah Baig and Umar Masood Rahman. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss access of Pakistani products to the Middle East market and increase in exports, attract foreign investment through the facilitation of Pakistan abroad missions. The FPCCI President Irfan Iqbal Shaikh said that over the decades, countries around the world have started adopting their models of economic diplomacy, which aims to regulate the interaction of foreign policy with economic interests. The economy is of primary importance in today’s world politics. Economically stable countries are important in foreign policy or power politics in the world. The tragedy of Pakistan’s politics is that both its internal and external fronts have been suffering from many kinds of problems and contradictions. This is the reason why we have not been able to stabilize politically and economically. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh while presenting various suggestions regarding the improvement of the Pakistani economy and increase in exports said that the introduction of Pakistani products outlets of Pakistani retail sectors should be opened in the Middle East and instructions should be given to Pakistani embassies to take steps to promote investment in various sectors including medicine, tourism, information technology, agriculture. He urged that the appointment and deployment of commercial attachés should be on merit and related sectors and in the experiment and the approval of FPCCI and they should be given special targets to achieve within the specified time. Special display centres for Pakistani products should be established in Pakistani embassies. High-level trade delegations and single-country exhibitions should be ensured to boost trade. In this regard, appropriate guidance should be obtained from FPCCI, the largest commercial organization in Pakistan. On this occasion, the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Middle East, Ambassador Rizwan Saeed, ensured all possible facilities and support to the President of FPCCI, Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, on behalf of the Government of Pakistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistani embassies around the world, especially in the Middle East. He assured that the government of Pakistan is taking steps for the development of industry and trade in the country, increase in exports and promotion of tourism. All embassies of Pakistan will work together with FPCCI for investments in tourism, IT, medicine and other sectors, and access to international markets for Pakistani products.