RAWALPINDI – A business council will be formed between the businessmen communities of Pakistan and Iran to strengthen bilateral trade activities. Beside energy sector, Iran was keen to invest in the Halal meat sector in Pakistan.
These views were expressed by Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mashallah Shakery while at a meeting with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry delegation led by acting President Mian Ateeq at his office here on Monday.
RCCI Vice President Dr Shumail Daud, Jamshed Malik, Adil Jan Arkin and Younis Dar were also included in the delegation.
Mashallah Shakery said that Iran was eager to promote bilateral trade with Pakistan and to establish direct relations between the business communities of both sides. Pakistan-Iran Business Council, he said, will be formed soon. He said that Iran was fully aware of the energy needs of his brother country and has already offered providing of electricity on cheaper rates. Ambassador said that Iran has almost completed his due work on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project and now its Pakistan turn to complete the remaining work of the project. He stressed that Iran want to enhance the trade relations with Pakistan on priority basis.