The new British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew CMG, met members of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) at his residence.
During the meeting, the British High Commissioner discussed ways to improve the existing trade links between the UK and Pakistan. The delegation was headed by ICCI President Mr Atif Ikram Sheikh and included other high profile figures from the Islamabad business community.
Speaking after the meeting, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew CMG said:
Strengthening the trade and investment ties between the UK and Pakistan is one of my top priorities. During my short time in Pakistan, I have already seen good examples from Karachi to Islamabad of British investment in a variety of sectors.
The business relationship between the UK and Pakistan is important to the prosperity of both our countries. I want it to continue to grow. There are already a large number of British companies operating in Pakistan today, with many more working here through Pakistani agents and distributors. Part of my role is to stimulate more business in both directions. The newly launched British Business Centre will be a great asset in doing so.
These are exciting times for Pakistan and for our trade relationship. Increased levels of security, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects and growing UK-Pakistan business links are all laying the foundations for a transformation within Pakistan’s business sector. This will be the cornerstone for economic growth across the country.
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- The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Mr Thomas Drew CMG, tweets at @TomDrewUK
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