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Bilateral Trade Between Sri Lanka & Pakistan session on April 24

Apr 18, 2018 6:14:46 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Pakistan High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. Dr. Shahid Ahmad Heshmat will be the special guest speaker in ‘Meet the High Commissioner’ session on ‘Bilateral Trade Between Sri Lanka & Pakistan’ on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Chamber, from 3p.m to 4.30p.m, at No. 450, D. R. Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo 10.

He will be accompanied by the Commercial Counsellor of the High Commission. The participants will get an opportunity to have a close dialogue with the High Commissioner and  other officials of the High Commission and get information on trade matters and services available for Sri Lankans.

Pakistan is the 6th most populated country in the world, having a population of 207 million. The first inhabitants in Pakistan lived 9000 years ago. East Pakistan is now Bangladesh.

Textiles and apparel account for most of Pakistan’s export earnings.

Pakistan is the only single market for Sri Lanka’s betel leaves. Pakistan imports 5,000-6,000 MT of betel leaves annually.

Other exports from Sri Lanka to Pakistan are coconuts, textiles, rice, chemicals, natural rubber, rubber gloves, tea, spices.

Sri Lanka imports from Pakistan, cotton fabrics, Portland cement machinery, chemical fertilizers, medicaments, plastics, transportation equipment.

Pakistan is the second largest trading partner of Sri Lanka in the SAARC region. The value of total trade between the two countries has increased from US $ 158 Mn in 2005 to US $ 423.06 Mn in 2017.

For registration of the session please contact chamber TP 114741788 Mrs Fouad emailpa@nationalchamber.lk;nirmani@nationalchamber.lk.