President Zardari’s visit to open new avenues for trade, regional connectivity: Masood Khan

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari’s recent visit to China would open new avenues for boosting trade and regional connectivity. Talking to Pakistan Television (PTV), Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Masood Khan said that President Zardari’s participation in the Euro-Asia Expo was aimed at finding new avenues for  improving economic and trade relationship between China and Pakistan. He said that President Zardari’s visit to China was significant as it would help increase trade volume besides opening new areas for business. Replying to a question, he said that Pakistani market had a number of Chinese items. He said that Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and China have made agreements to boost economic ties.

The Ambassador said that Pakistan wanted to increase trade volume with China and for this, the businessmen from neighbouring country have been asked to visit this side for investment purpose.Masood Khan said that there are number of fields in Pakistan for investment like oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and telecommunication sectors.He was of the view that Pakistani traders should go to Xinjiang for exporting and introducing the products in China.Replying to a question, he said that both the leaders of China and Pakistan wanted to work for maintaining regional peace, progress, prosperity and development for the welfare of the people.