RAWALPINDI – “Australia and Pakistan are enjoying close trade relations, and now the time is ripe for further strengthening these ties, as all things are moving in the right direction,” Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Anne Adamson said on Tuesday during her visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI).
She added there was a huge scope for increasing trade with Pakistan, especially in the agriculture, dairy, livestock, education, energy and infrastructure sectors.
RCCI President Mian Humayun Pervez, Senior Vice President Saqib Rafiq, Vice President Muhammad Aqil Obaid, former president Syed Ali Raza, members of the Executive Committee and prominent traders were also present on the occasion.
“We are enjoying cordial relations with Pakistan since 1950. Being members of the Commonwealth, we have warm, long-term friendly relationships,” the HC said, adding, “Australia always stood shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan in the hour of need.” She added that her country would like to have direct contacts with Rawalpindi’s business community on chamber to chamber basis.
She also pledged full support, including technical assistance to the Pakistani businessmen and traders, in order to ensure their easy access to the international trade markets of Australia.
Source: The Nation