Lahore : President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Abdul Rauf Alam has asked the business community to explore the untapped trade potential of Lebanese market.
He also asked the government to take steps to promote greater economic cooperation which will bring masses of the two countries closer.
Abdul Rauf Alam said this while speaking to Ambassador of Lebanon to Pakistan Ms Mona El Tannir.
The meeting was attended by leading businessmen who discussed ways and means to promote greater trade relations between the two countries.
Abdul Rauf Alam briefed the Ambassador about the functions of trade bodies in Pakistan and invited Lebanese businessmen to visit and hold single country exhibition in Pakistan.
The president FPCCI was of the opinion that enormous potential for bilateral trade was available. However, both the countries could not explore the untapped potential so far.
At the occasion, Mona El Tannir said that her country is famous for production of olives and olive oil. She said that Pakistan is importing olives, generators and some other items from Lebanon but the bilateral trade can be improved.
She said that Pakistani textiles, rice, handicrafts, and carpets are very popular in her country while the tourism sector of Lebanon offer various opportunities.
Pakistani businessmen can benefit from opportunity to have an access to their products in Lebanese market as the Embassy grants visas to the Pakistanis to attend lectures, seminars and workshops in the field of medicine, pharmaceutical , information technology and software. Pakistan always assisted Lebanon in every form and crisis for which we are grateful, she said.