Economics & Business

Increasing bilateral trade to $300 m is my mission: Dr Saleh Ahmed

Islamabad: Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Pakistan Dr Saleh Ahmed Al-Jawarneh on Tuesday said people of Pakistan have been gifted with special abilities and they can transform country into a great economic power.

Pakistanis have proved surpassing excellence and strength of character in every corner of the world and that the future of country is very promising. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Jordan and Pakistan will be materialised soon, which will not only bring us closer but also help people of the two brotherly countries, he said.

“Presently bilateral trade is 50 million dollars which is disappointing, increasing it to 300 million dollars in my mission,” the Ambassador said. He said that Pakistani surgical instruments, textiles and pharmaceuticals are in great demand in Jordan while we can export fertilizer to help Pakistan agriculture sector. Many parties have expressed interest in importing fertilizer from Jordan, he informed.

Although desert covers most of my country, rainfall in the northern plateau, combined with modern farming techniques, creates suitable conditions for agriculture and Pakistanis can consider investment there to accomplish food security, he said.

Taking to Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW, Dr. Saleh said, “We have Qualified Industrial Zones where Pakistani businessmen can invest in any sector with 100 per cent ownership rights and zero taxes.” He hoped that the leadership of Pakistan will soon overcome problems employing their wisdom and unleash a new era of development.-PEW

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