Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla has underlined the need of enhancing trade with Kuwait which also offers good potential for export of many Pakistani products.
Speaking during a meeting with Ambassador of Kuwait Nasar Abdul Rahman J. Almutairi who called on him at the Parliament House on Thursday, he said that Kuwait has tremendous potential, espe-cially for Pakistani Halal food products and a seri-ous attention towards this particular sector could give a quantum jump to our exports.
Mandviwalla emphasized close collaboration be-tween the two sides in various other fields of mutual interests including agriculture, energy, trade, com-merce and investment and proposed strong linkages between trade chambers to explore new avenues of mutual collaborations and interactions with right counterparts.
Deputy Chairman Senate observed that Pakistani businessmen are interested to explore Kuwait for business prospects, but Kuwait’s strict visa regime for Pakistani nationals was a major hindrance in pursuit of such efforts. He called for resolving this issue at the higher levels to ensure easy visas for Pakistani entrepreneurs so that they could step up efforts for promoting trade with Kuwait.
He opined that Pakistani missions abroad need to identify export potential of Pakistani products in foreign markets and pass on such study reports to local Chambers that would help in boosting up our trade and exports.
Kuwaiti businessmen can ex-plore Pakistan for investment and joint ventures, especially in solar energy, coal mines, rice and other sectors.