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USA to further expand trade and economic relations with Pakistan

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This was said by Ms. Sarah M. Beran, Counselor for Economic Affairs of US Embassy while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She was accompanied by Ms. Susan Mecfee, Deputy Economic Counselor and Mr. Alexander Tatsis of Economic Affairs Section. Ms. Sarah said USA also wants to help Pakistan in energy sector and entrepreneurship development as progress in these areas could put Pakistan on the path of better economic growth. She said Pakistan is a potential market for entrepreneurs as US-based companies Shell and Procter & Gamble are doing good business here. However, she stressed that Pakistani private sector should push for further regulatory reforms that are needed to foster greater trade and investment opportunities She was optimistic that resumption of Pak-USA strategic dialogue would pave way for faster, deeper, boarder and more comprehensive partnership between the two countries. She said US Embassys program Journey to Prosperity is aimed at promoting entrepreneurs in Pakistan and we want to further strengthen our collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry for entrepreneurship development with major focus on youth and women empowerment. The purpose of our visit is to discuss ways & means to work together in this area. In his welcome address, Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry lauded the US efforts for cooperating with Pakistan in energy, education and other sectors. He said cooperation in trade, investment and private sector growth should be the main focus of both countries as they can achieve much better mutually beneficial results by developing collaboration in these areas. He said the bilateral trade of over US$ 5-billion is far less than the potential of two countries while there is lot of scope of Pakistani textiles in USA.

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