Sweden to enhance trade with Pakistan: envoy

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

 our correspondent

LAHORE: Swedish Ambassador in Pakistan Ulrika Sundberg has said that Sweden’s Trade and Commerce Minister would visit Pakistan shortly to expedite trade relations with Pakistan.

“Sweden is considering sector-specific measures to enhance trade with Pakistan,” she said speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday.

Sundberg said that 80 per cent trade of Sweden was with the European Union, and Pakistan too should seek to strengthen regional trade.

She said Pakistan and Sweden should identify more tradable products to enhance mutual trade.

Pakistan is known for its textile products, sports goods, surgical instruments, fresh fruits & vegetables, rice, carpets, leather made ups, fish and fish preparations, handicrafts, artificial jewellery, fancy furniture, footwear, hosiery, garments, and so many other consumable items, which still needs to be properly introduced in European Market, the envoy noted.

Speaking on the occasion, the LCCI Senior Vice President Ijaz A. Mumtaz said that both the countries should make a fresh start by initiating new business ventures.