High Commissioner meets with UK’s Minister of State for Trade Policy; discusses bilateral trade relations
H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK met with Mr. Greg Hands MP, British Minister of State for Trade Policy on 14 November 2017. The meeting was a follow up of the Minister’s recent visit to Pakistan.
The Minister described his visit quite productive. He appreciated Pakistan’s economic growth rate and rising middle class. The Minister further said that the British businesses are performing exceptionally well in Pakistan. He also expressed special interest of UK in the execution of CPEC project.
On this occasion, the High Commissioner welcomed a series of high level visits from UK to Pakistan which has set the tone for strong bilateral economic and commercial relations between the two countries. He appreciated the British Government’s commitment to continue market access for the Pakistani products post Brexit on the existing pattern. The High Commissioner informed the Minister about the successful holding of Expo Pakistan at Karachi attended by leading British buyers/businessmen.
Pakistan exports to the UK market are experiencing robust growth. Last year Pakistan exports to the British market grew by 8% whereas during the first 8 months of current calendar year the exports grew by 9%.