Chinese President Xi visits Pak Pavilion at Shanghai Expo
On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Pakistan Pavilion at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai.
Many products of Pakistan were displayed at the pavilion. The President showed great interest in the products.
Chinese President was received by:
- Prime Minister, Imran Khan
- Members of the Cabinet
- Chief Minister Balochistan
The Chinese President was accompanied by:
- Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta
- Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev
- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
- Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
They were briefed by Secretary Commerce Mohammad YounasDagha. He informed the dignitaries about the theme of the Pavilion which represented five important trade sectors of Pakistan.
He talked that textiles and apparels employ 38% of the industrial workforce with 8.5% share in GDP.
He also briefed about the making up of more than 70% of Pakistani exports with leather for many international brands.
Further, he said:
“Pakistan has the privilege of having the distinction of competing in quality and winning the contracts for supply of sports good for top brands and prestigious events.”
He also talked about the tourism sector in Pakistan. He said:
He told that the new government is improving the policy framework in the manufacturing sector to increase the country’s capacity in export.
“The tourism sector in Pakistan offers unlimited opportunities.”
About 3,000 foreign companies from 130 countries including the United States and Europe were present.
- General Motors
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his gratitude to the government of China for the warm hospitality and participation in the Shanghai Expo.
Dagha said that the vision of President Xi Jinping, the Belt, and Road Initiative has opened new avenues for the two friendly countries.
President Xi appreciated the Prime Minister’s interest in the improvement of the environment. The President also congratulated the Prime Minister on his successful visit.