On April 19, 2022, at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, by the initiative of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, with the support of the USAID Regional Office for Economic Integration, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the opening ceremony of the Kyrgyz-Pakistani Trade & investment forum with the participation of representatives of the Kyrgyz and Pakistani business circles was organized.
The purpose of this event is to establish and develop contacts between the business circles of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
The Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan H.E. Mr. Ulanbek Totuiaev in his welcoming speech noted that the economy of the Kyrgyz Republic has a huge trade and econimic potential. He emphasized that the President of the Kyrgyz Republic H.E. Mr. Sadyr Zhaparov, as well as the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Akylbek Zhaparov pay special attention to the creation of favorable investment climate in Kyrgyzstan.
Welcoming remarks were also made by the Head of the USAID Regional Office for Economic Integration Bano Burki, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Saeed Hamid Ali, Chairman of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muhammad Shakil Munir and Chairman of the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chaudhry Nadeem.
During the forum, Kyrgyz businessmen made presentations on the economic opportunities in such spheres as pharmaceuticals, textiles, logistics, IT and energy sectors, industry, agriculture, food industry, and construction.
Within the framework of the events, there were organized B2B meetings between the representatives of the business circles of the two countries.
The Kyrgyz-Pakistani trade and investment forum will last until April 23 and continue in the cities of Islamabad and Lahore.