A group of 19 business leaders and entrepreneurs from Pakistan have attended ‘Select USA Investment Summit’ held in Washington D.C.
The largest ever Pakistani delegation attending this year’s summit represented a range of businesses including clean energy, telecommunications, IT, security, chemicals, packages, fabrics, constructions, agriculture, manufacturing, food & restaurants, pigments, logistics, education, rubber industry, automobiles and others.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan hosted Pakistani delegation and Select USA leadership including Executive Director for Asia at the US Department of Commerce Ms. Aileen Crowe Nandi, SCO Foreign Commercial Services Mr. Nathan Seifert.
The Ambassador appreciated the contributions of Pak-American community who were investing in Pakistan and were playing a critical role towards building bridges and connecting the people of the two countries.
He said United States is the largest trade partner and export destination for Pakistani products and 80 US enterprises are undertaking profitable business venture in Pakistan, employing 150,000 persons and providing livelihood to nearly one million household.
He expressed hope that Pak entrepreneurs attending the Select USA Summit would also take an initiative to launch ‘Select Pakistan’ for enhanced investments in the country.
Masood Khan said that Pakistan is emerging as a huge regional business ecosystem acting as a hub for Central & West Asia, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa and therefore should be an attractive destination for investment and business activities. He said the government is investing in women’s entrepreneurship to make Pakistan’s economy and businesses inclusive.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Aileen Crowe Nandi said the US administration is committed to provide a conducive environment to business community. Acknowledging huge potential of Pakistani female entrepreneurs, she expressed the hope Pak businesswomen and entrepreneurs would also visit the United States to explore business opportunities and expand their networks.
The Select USA Summit is the highest profile event in the United States aimed at providing business leaders, from across the globe, a unique opportunity to explore investment opportunities, expand their businesses and forge robust networks.
This year the event was attended by over four thousand delegates from different parts of the world.
Source: Radio Pakistan