ISLAMABAD: Adviser for Commerce, Industry and Textile Production Abdul Razak Dawood on Tuesday said Pakistan had rich potential to export quality rice, poultry, fisheries, fruits and vegetable products across the world.
Talking to a news channel, he urged the exporters to penetrate in African countries’ markets in a bid to introduce Pakistan’s products in a befitting manner as Africa was a region of 54-nations.
The adviser said we wanted to achieve the target of five billion US dollar by exporting rice and in its allied sector through a vibrant policy by organizing conferences and expos soon.
He stressed the need for adopting the export-led growth strategy and made in Pakistan for the progress and prosperity of the country.
On Jan 30, a two-day first Pakistan-Africa Trade Development Conference began at Nairobi.
The conference was hosted jointly by Pakistan and Kenya and attended by dignitaries from other African States.
The Conference provided an important opportunity for Pakistani and African businesses to interface, identify the areas for enhanced engagement, and develop proposals for customized economic collaboration.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Commerce, Trade and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood had addressed the inaugural session.
During the visit, the foreign minister also held meetings with the Kenyan leadership including Cabinet Secretaries for Foreign Affairs & International Trade, African Community and Northern Corridor Development.
In a video message before leaving for Kenya, FM Qureshi had said that Pakistan was going forward on an economic diplomacy following it as a foreign-policy concept.