Pakistan and Somalia to Have Close Business Ties
Somalia and Pakistan are two countries with two incomparable economic levels. Somalia’s economic development has been hindered by the long annual droughts experienced in the country while Pakistan is one of the countries with the strongest economy in the world. The positive relationship between the two states will help improve the economy of both countries.
Ambassador Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi and head of commerce Khaddar Dheen Gulled from the Somalian embassy visited the Rawalakipindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry RCCI on 23rd November 2017. In the meeting, Khadija was able to address traders and owners of industries. She talked about the importance of Pakistan’s need to strengthen their trade and exports through good business relation with Somalia. Somalia is seen as a broader market for global traders.
There is a good relationship between the two countries hence there was a need to increase the bilateral ties between them. The trading sectors that required improvement were agriculture, fisheries, construction, livestock, pharmaceutical, and real estate. Dheen called upon business people to maximize the sound relations. The commercial department was ready to assist investors in locating the critical areas of investments.
Before the meeting, RCCI president Zahid Latif Khan said that there was a need for exchanging business delegations between the two countries to bind the relationship. Zhid talked of the town’s readiness to improve the airs link to Mogadishu by having a direct flight to make traveling easier. The president invited Somalia envoy to an upcoming All Pakistan Women Chambers President Summit (APWCPS) that will be held on 18th to 19th December 2017.