The Pak-Dutch relations from ‘Support to Commerce’ will open new vistas of cooperation and collaboration between the 2 nations.
This was acknowledged by Rick Slettenhaar, Head of Financial Affairs Embassy of Netherlands whereas addressing the manager Committee members of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Business (FCCI) right here on Friday.
He mentioned Netherlands was a small nation however it was included amongst twenty largest world economies. It’s also ranked sixth largest exporter and sixth largest investor on the planet. He mentioned very lately we are attempting to ascertain new ties with Asia and significantly with Pakistan within the area of commerce by selling bilateral relations.
He mentioned Netherlands had allotted Euro 26 million for Improvement Cooperation in Pakistan however nonetheless the principle focus was on the promotion of commerce.
He mentioned SMEs was a key to improvement and we’re serving to this explicit sector to enhance its total effectivity with effectivity, innovation and modernization.
He mentioned Netherlands might assist Pakistan in water administration and on this connection a Dutch mission was anticipated to go to Pakistan in November this 12 months. Some main Dutch Corporations may even accompany this delegation to discover the chances of cooperation and collaboration on this area.
Earlier, in his welcome tackle, Engineer Suhail Bin Rashid, President FCCI mentioned Pakistan and Netherlands loved good financial and diplomatic relations since independence. Netherlands is Pakistan’s vital buying and selling accomplice. In fiscal 12 months 2013 bilateral commerce stood at US $ 876.83 million nearly in favor of Pakistan we exported US $ 627.32 million value of products to your nation whereas imports stood at US $ 249.31 million.
Later a memento of FCCI was additionally introduced to the Dutch visitor.