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Kyrgyz Deputy Foreign Minister Aibek Artykbaev visits RCCI

Rawalpindi: /DNA/ – On the sidelines of the 17th extraordinary session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers, Kyrgyz Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Aibek Artekbayev and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H.E. Ulanbek Totuiaev visited the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) and called on President Nadeem Rauf.

Group Leader Sohail Altaf, Senior Vice President Asim Malik, Vice President Talat Awan and members of the Executive Committee were also present on the occasion.

Kyrgyz Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Aibek Artykbaev exchanged views on issues of bilateral importance and trade relations between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan and stressed on enhancing exchange of delegations at Chamber level.

He said that Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan have deep friendly relations.

Ambassador Ulanbek Totuiaev said that the volume of bilateral trade is only close to 1.8 million dollars, which could be further increased.

Chamber President Nadeem Rauf gave a detailed briefing to the Deputy Foreign Minister on the ongoing activities of the Chamber and future programs. He said that there is a huge potential in the tourism sector for enhancing bilateral trade relations between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. Direct flights should be launched.

There is a need to increase bilateral trade links and networking at the Chamber of Commerce level, he suggested.

Group Leader Sohail Altaf said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an important route and Pakistan was offering Central Asian states access to the short and easy route through Karachi and Gwadar ports. In the end President Nadeem Rauf, thanked the delegation and presented chamber memento to Deputy Foreign Minister Aibek Artykbaev.

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