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Pakistani businessmen asked to explore trade opportunities with Cuba

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:47

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan, Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepcion

Tuesday invited Pakistani business community to participate in the

upcoming international expo scheduled to be held in Havana and explore

trade opportunities.

"Pakistani business community can have a chance to build bridges with

participants from seventy countries which are taking part in this mega

event," the ambassador said while talking to a delegation of businessmen.

Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepcion said that Pakistani textiles, sports

goods, surgical instruments, leather goods and rice are needed in Cuba.

He said that he will push the Cuba Chamber of Commerce to create

linkages and exchange of delegations with Federation of Pakistan Chamber

of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI).

He said that China was Cuba's second largest trading partner and the

country wants enhanced trade ties with Pakistan.

Health and medical education system of Cuba was considered one of the

best in the world and we desire to upgrade Pakistani system to that

level, he said.

He said that Cuba have offered biggest ever fully paid scholarship

programme to Pakistan under which 1,000 students will become doctors by

2015 adding that they would be country's ambassadors in Pakistan.

The ambassador said relations between Pakistan and Cuba were based on

mutual trust and confidence, adding the mutual trust must be converted

into trade and economic cooperation.

He said Pakistan is victim of disinformation spread by foreign media

which is contrary to the ground realities.

The ambassador thanked Islamabad for supporting a UN resolution for

lifting of embargoes on Cuba.

The businessmen delegation that met the Ambassador of Cuba included

Chairman Coordination FPCCI Atif Akram Sheikh, Chairman Media FPCCI

Malik Sohail and others

On the occasion, the FPCCI representatives demanded transfer of medical

related technology and training facility to local technicians besides

enhancing trade relations between the two countries to exploit the

existing potential.

They also assured the ambassador that Pakistani businessmen will

participate in the upcoming Cuban expo.

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