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Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan Marc P George has said that joint efforts are needed to boost bilateral trade volume between Switzerland and Pakistan. Addressing the members of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on Thursday he said that Swiss-Pak businessmen should work for enhancing trade to further strengthen trade ties between the two countries. In order to increase the two-way trade volume Business Council had already been established for assisting and extending guidance to Pakistani business community how to enhance trade between the two countries he disclosed.

He stressed upon the business community of Sialkot that they should visit Switzerland to introduce their products in Swiss markets and promote the industry of Sialkot which will help in enhancing the two-way trade between the two countries.

The Ambassador was of the view that the visit of business community to Switzerland will enable them to exploit the business opportunities which also improve the image of Pakistan the land of opportunities. Green energy sector had bright future in Pakistan due to its rich mineral and natural resources and Pakistan could overcome its energy problem more easily he said. Swiss government will extend full support in imparting training to youngsters to improve technological progress in Pakistan he said.

The Ambassador urged upon the business community of Sialkot to avail opportunities and focus attention on more trade with Switzerland which will be supportive in enhancing the two-way trade volume between the two countries. Earlier, Senior Vice President SCCI, Adnan Arshad Sethi in his welcome address said that total trade volume between two countries in 2015-16 was US $280 million with balance of trade favouring Switzerland. However there is a lot of potential to enhance the trade volume with better interaction of private sector.

The visit of Swiss Ambassador will help in promoting better understanding and co-operation between Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and industry (SCCI) and Swiss Embassy and pave the way for enhancing trade, economic ties and co-operation in social sector he added.

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