Pakistan’s senate chairman to lead parliamentary delegation to UAE later this month

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Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani exchanging views with Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi, Ambassador of UAE at parliament house Islamabad on March 26, 2018 (Source – Senate of Pakistan)
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In this file photo, Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani speaks to reporters outside the Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP)
Updated 20 August 2019
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Pakistan’s senate chairman to lead parliamentary delegation to UAE later this month

  • The visit will help communicate Pakistan’s concerns regarding the situation in Indian-administered Kashmir to UAE authorities
  • Sadiq Sanjrani says the two countries have supported each other on a number of international issues before

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani will visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from August 25 to 28 along with a parliamentary delegation, an official handout circulated by the Senate Secretariat announced on Monday.
The visit will further strengthen the existing bilateral relations between the two countries, the statement added, and help the delegation brief UAE authorities on the latest situation in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Discussing his upcoming visit to the Gulf state, Sanjrani said the two countries had shared values, traditions and a common dream for regional development and prosperity. He added the existing economic cooperation between both nations must be enhanced to unleash the tremendous trade potential between them.
The senate chairman noted that Pakistan and the UAE had supported each other on a number of International issues. He also maintained that the UAE could benefit from the improved security situation in Pakistan and invest in different economic sectors of the South Asian state.
Sanjrani noted that UAE investors could benefit from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.  He also called for frequent exchange of business delegations between the two countries to increase the existing quantum of trade between them.


Makkah, Karachi chambers agree to jointly develop business sector

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Makkah, Karachi chambers agree to jointly develop business sector

  • Saudi Arabia is one of the top exporters to Pakistan
  • Mutual events and joint investment can help enhance bilateral business ties, says MCCI chief

MAKKAH: Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) chief Hisham bin Mohammed Kaaki met with his Pakistani counterpart Junaid Ismail, president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Sunday in a bid to explore ways of jointly developing the business sector of the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The meeting, headed by the visiting Saudi official, aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and to mull over areas of shared interests for the business community in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
Ibrahim Bardisi, secretary-general of the MCCI, was also in the attendance.
Kaaki said that the visit to KCCI would help strengthen mutual cooperation, exchange of expertise, arrange bilateral visits and events, in addition to organizing forums and exhibitions to help develop private sector and result in strong ties between the entrepreneurs on both sides. 
He added that interaction between the Saudi and Pakistani business community can be enhanced through various mutual activities, exhibitions and joint investments.
He lauded the relations between the two countries noting that he highly valued his visit to KCCI, which was Pakistan’s largest business body.
Ismail highlighted that Pakistan had a well developed textile and military industry, in addition to offering prospects in technology sector, civil engineering and other scopes of mutual interest. Organizing exhibitions would help strengthen bilateral ties indeed, he said.
The non-oil Saudi exports to Pakistan in the last five years are estimated at SR17 billion ($4.42 billion), including food items and construction material estimated at SR191 million and SR965 million respectively.
The Kingdom is one of the top exporters to Pakistan, while the latter exports textile goods, cloth, processed cotton, rice, meat, fruits, vegetables, spices, leather products, electronic and chemicals to Saudi Arabia.