Moscow/Islamabad: A delegation of business community under the leadership of Senator Haji Ghulam Ali, President FPCCI met the Trade Minister of Moscow region in Foreign Economic Relation office Moscow region. The Pakistani Ambassador in Russia Mr. Muhammad Khalid Khatak and Trade Minister Muhammad Ilyas Ghauri were also present on the occasion. The delegation includes Mr. Fazl-e-Elahi, Vice President FPCCI; Mr. Abdul Rauf Tabbani, Chairman Pak-Russia Business Council; Mr. Shahid ur Rehman, Chairman, FPCCI Standing Committee Mines and Minerals; Mr. Shahid ur Rehman and Mr. Irshad Ahmed Swati.  The Trade Minister of Moscow region warmly welcomed the FPCCI delegation and said that Moscow is heart of Russian Federation and hub of trade and industry. Giving briefing to the FPCCI President about the Moscow region, he said that he invited the FPCCI President to get benefit from the economic, trade and industrial technology of Moscow region.  He requested the President FPCCI to invite Pakistani businessmen through FPCCI to make their effective presence in Moscow region, so that bilateral and economic cooperation is further enhanced.


On the Occasion, President FPCCI thanked the Trade Minister of Moscow region and invited the foreign investment and direct trade in the sectors such as Mining, Marble, chemical, railway, energy and other sectors.  He further stated that through direct trade between Pakistan and Russia and economic cooperation, we can replace the third country trade and further reduce the production and trading cost.  Moreover, with the promotion of direct trade, we can bring closer together the business community of both countries and further enhance the friendship level. During the meeting, President FPCCI and Trade Minister of Moscow region agreed to enhance investment, promotion of direct trade, exchange of delegations and information and transfer of modern technology to various sectors.

In last, the trade Minister of Moscow region said that it is great achievement of Pakistani business community that their business leader belongs to business community and also he is a political leader and parliament member. On the Occasion the trade minister and President FPCCI exchanged the crests to each other and later on both addressed the press conference.  Afterward, FPCCI delegation met the leaders of Small and Medium business Associations and business community members of Moscow and held B2B meetings. During the meeting, promotion of trade, bilateral relations and matter related to close cooperation also discussed. The Russian Business community comprises of businessmen related to Chemical, food industry, ministry of transport, oil and coal, electronic beam welding etc.  Mr. Ilyas Ghauri, Pakistani Ambassador in Russia assisted the FPCCI delegation in meeting.


Maher Alam Khan

Acting Secretary General