FPCCI office at Chengdu will enhance Pak-China trade to $15 bln

KARACHI: The Chengdu office of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) shall play an important role in promoting economic cooperation between Pakistan and China and help achieve bilateral trade target of dollars 15 billion by 2015.This was stated by Senator Ghulam Ali, President FPCCI and Chairman Standing Committee of Senate on Information and Broadcasting during his visit to the first-ever overseas office of FPCCI, said FPCCI statement here on Saturday.Tariq Sayeed, immediate former president of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and former president FPCCI, Ata Bajwa, Vice President, Mansha Chhurra, former vice president of FPCCI, Hasan Habib, Consul General of Pakistan and Dr. Saifuddin Junejo, Commercial Consular of Pakistan in Chengdu, Javed Kahlil, Vice Chairman Pak-China Business Council of FPCCI, Naseem Vohra and Iqbal Tabish, Secretary General SAARC CCI accompanied him.Earlier, FPCCI office was formally inaugurated by Zhang Zuo-ha, Vice Governor of Sichuan Province of China during the 2nd Sichuan- South Business Promotion held on Feb. 25, 2011.FPCCI President Senator Ghulam Ali said FPCCI office has been provided by China Council for Promotion of International Trade , Sichuan Province, which is a reflection of 60 years old Pak-China friendship and China’s keen interest for strengthening economic cooperation with Pakistan. He hoped that the FPCCI office shall provide consultancy to the business community of Pakistan and help explore business opportunity in huge market of Sichuan province.

He said the FPCCI and its leadership is honoured by Sichuan Government, which will help materialize the desire of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to establish close economic cooperation with China. The office is functional and a Chinese speaking Director has been appointed to resolve the issues being faced by business community of Pakistan.The Pakistan delegation also visited Longquil Economic Development Zone in Chengdu and examined the manufacturing process of drilling machines in Kollebo factory and also visited Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Company in the zone.The visit was arranged by CCPIT, Sichuan Council Vice President, Yu Ping – APP