Acting HC Sri Lanka calls on RCCI President Saqib Rafiq

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Acting HC Sri Lanka calls on RCCI President Saqib Rafiq

Rawalpindi, OCT 23 /DNA/ – Charge De Affair Augustine Christy Ruban, Sri Lankan High Commission called on Saqib Rafiq, President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Monday.

Matters related to the enhancement of trade relations, close cooperation in various sectors including Pharmaceutical and Tourism, information sharing, chamber to chamber networking and strengthening of cooperation in all the sectors of investment of both countries were discussed during the meeting.

RCCI President Saqib Rafiq gave a summary of current activities and future programs of the chamber. He said that trade relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka are historic and there is a historical partnership between the two countries. In addition, there is a need to provide a platform for the two countries to forge important trade links. People-to-people contact and religious tourism provide excellent platforms to further expand bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, he added.

Charge De Affair Augustine Christy Ruban, in his remarks said that Sri Lanka considers Pakistan an important trade partner in the region. Both countries have close and historical relations and there was wide scope to expand bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, he further added.

Mr. U.L Niyas, Minister Counselor Sri Lanka, Senior Vice President Muhammad Hamza Sarosh, Vice President Mr. Faisal Shahzad and Executive Member Mudassir Maqbool, among others, were also present on the occasion.