Bahrain, Pakistan for greater trade ties
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune –www.newsofbahrain.com
The depth of economic ties between Bahrain and Pakistan and opportunities in various sectors were on focus during a meeting between the Bahrain chamber and top Pakistan officials.
The discussion came as the first vice-chairman of the Bahrain Chamber Khalid Najibi received at his office Pakistan Embassy’s Charge d’ Affaires Hasnain Yousaf in the presence of Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Abdulla Al Sada.
Najibi expressed pride in Bahrain’s successful handling of the Coronavirus pandemic and hailed the national efforts spearheaded by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
He previewed existing development projects in Bahrain and their contribution to the national economy, citing the under-construction Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Sakhir as an example.
He also touched upon the non-oil trade volume between Bahrain and Pakistan, which stood at 120.3 million US dollars in 2020, affirming that many opportunities remain untapped and vowed to exert all efforts to achieve a mutually beneficial economic partnership.
For his part, Hasnain Yousaf voiced pride in the 50-year friendship between Bahrain and Pakistan.
He shed light on development projects in his country and underlined business opportunities in food security and tourism.
He also spoke about notable Bahraini investments in Pakistan, particularly in the Islamic banking field, and the potential to reinvigorate trade and investments and augment economic ties.