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United Kingdom Trade Mission works towards doubling trade with Pakistan

Islamabad: The UK Prime Minister David Cameron made a commitment to double trade to Pakistan to £2.5bn by 2015

A UK trade mission representing the financial and mining sectors began their weeklong visit programme to Pakistan today, Monday 12 September. The delegates met with senior political and business leaders in an effort to identify areas where British business can work with Pakistan to develop new trade and investment opportunities beneficial to both countries.

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron made a commitment to double trade to Pakistan to £2.5bn by 2015 in his visit to Pakistan in April this year. This mission if successful will contribute towards that goal.

The delegates will continue their trade mission over the next few days by meeting with key business and political leaders across Pakistan.

One of the trade mission’s lead co-ordinators, Nadim Khan, a corporate finance partner at UK law firm, Lewis Silkin LLP, said –

“This trade mission will explore, identify and commercialise untapped and under developed mining opportunities throughout Pakistan by bridging the gap between the London capital markets and the Pakistani mining sector.

We will be looking to provide Pakistan with access to world class entrepreneurial support, significant foreign capital and technical expertise which will hopefully provide a gateway for others to follow across other sectors.

A successful mission will contribute to an increase in bilateral trade and investment between Pakistan and the United Kingdom and contribute towards the target of increasing bilateral trade to £2.5 billion by 2015.”

For more information, contact:
George Sherriff
Press Attaché
Sarah Cowley
Head of Press and Public Affairs
British High Commission
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 201 2000
Cell: +92300 500 5306
Website: http://ukinpakistan.fco.gov.uk

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