Pakistan to expand trade and commercial ties with Ethiopia. What will it mean for country’s future?

The President asked the ambassador-designate to work for improvement in bilateral relations of Ethiopia and Pakistan in diverse fields.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed that Pakistan attaches great significance to its ties with Ethiopia and wants to expand commercial and trade relations to benefit both nations.

The President said this while speaking to Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia, Shozab Abbas, on Monday.

The President asked the ambassador-designate to work for improvement in bilateral relations of Ethiopia and Pakistan in diverse fields, including trade, economy, and culture.

The President asked the ambassador to encourage Ethiopian investors to invest in Pakistan. He said Pakistan provides excellent foreign investment opportunities given its investment-friendly trade policy.

Moreover, the President requested the ambassador to elevate Pakistan’s image in Ethiopia and highlight India’s brutality in the illegally occupied region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier this month, during an interaction with the business community at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Shozab Abbas stressed that Ethiopia meets most of its needs via imports, and Pakistan has the vast potential to export many of its products to the East-African nation.

Likewise, Abbas said he would share details of products with a high demand in Ethiopia so the business community could capitalize on promoting exports to the Ethiopian market.

He emphasized that the Pakistani business community should focus on the diversification of exports to have better penetration into the East-African region.

Earlier this month, Pakistan’s ban on importing beans from Ethiopia was lifted.

He expressed that both nations should establish direct air links to improve trade relations.

Furthermore, he assured the business community that he would provide all possible support for better access to the Ethiopian market.

Lastly, he pointed out that Pakistan had proposed a ‘Look Africa’ policy, and it should make Ethiopia a hub of its exports to Africa.

What are your views on this? Share with us in the comments below.

  • Its difficult to establish such relationships with any country in short time it always takes a good foreign policy backed by business community. In africa there are lot of opportunities for business but we as a nation are not well recognized in that region and on the other hand indians have alredy established huge businesses in that region.

  • It’s really interesting that to hear the two sisterly countries and people interest to work together! I wish to strengthen more ties in all directions even Ethiopia is planning to open Embassy in Islamabad soon. So Good to all!

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