Thursday, 12 February 2015

KCCI, Reap delegation visit Indonesian Ministry

Hadi Santoso, Consul General of Indonesia in Karachi, Ibrahim Kasumbi, Senior Vice President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Rafique Suleman, Chairman of Rice Exporter Association of Pakistan (REAP) and others met Nus Nuzulia Ishak, Director General of National Export Development (NED), Ministry of Trade Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta recently.

On the occasion, both parties discuss about the huge trade potential between the two brotherly countries. Kasumbi express his view that the existing trade volume is still below the potential, mindful to the large population of both the country which shares many similarities and have strong and cordial relations. 'We invite business community in Indonesia to visit and attend exhibition in Karachi, be it Expo Pakistan, My Karachi or other such events to understand each side's potentials" said Kasumbi at the meeting.

Rafique Suleman while briefing the meeting said that "We are ready to facilitate Indonesian interest regarding Pakistani rice, and assist Indonesia in every possible way.

DG NED appreciates the comprehensive explanations from KCCI and REAP and ready to facilitate Pakistani importers to explore more Indonesian products such as paper, rubber, spices, chemical, soap, detergent and other FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) items. "We invite Pakistani business community to the Trade Expo Indonesia, Jakarta 21 October 2015" Ishak said.

Mian Abrar Ahmad, former President of KCCI reiterated the importance of geographical position of Karachi in the region, that Indonesia and Pakistan should have more co-operation in many sectors, as Karachi can be the springboard of Indonesian products to reach other markets such as Afghanistan and other Central Asian republics, as well as SAARC countries.

The presence of KCCI and REAP in Jakarta with the facilitation of Indonesian Consulate General is instrumental to bring the business closer. "Because seeing is believing", said CG Hadi Santoso. Face to face interaction and direct communication are no doubt built closer network and linkage to both business communities, here further said.-PR
Copyright Business Recorder, 2015

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