Greece eager to enhance Pak-Greece bilateral relations: envoy

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RAWALPINDI, 17 FEB, (DNA) – Ambassador of Greece to Pakistan Dimitrios Zoitos along with Deputy Head of Mission Georgios Ilias Fostiropoulos visited Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) for discussing the possible ways and means to enhance bilateral trade relations between Pakistan and Greece.
The Greece ambassador said that Pakistan and Greece need to improve their commercial and economic relations to promote bilateral trade and investment by taking advantage of new business opportunities.
He said that cooperation in solar energy, tourism, agriculture and infrastructure could help strengthen economic relations between the two countries as current annual bilateral trade between Greece and Pakistan was very low that needs to be enhanced by exploring the areas of common interest.
He said that olive oil is one of the major and well-known products of Greece and is known to be the finest in the world.
He said that cooperation in solar energy sector could be one of the areas for strengthening economic relations between the two countries as current annual bilateral trade between Greece and Pakistan was very low that needs to be enhanced by exploring the areas of common interest.
Speaking on the occasion President Rawalpindi Chamber Syed Asad Mashadi said that this is the right time to focus on non-traditional markets.
He added that frequent exchange of business delegations and establishing direct B2B contacts are the options, which should be used to exploit untapped bilateral trade and investment potential in both countries.
The RCCI President was of the view that investment cooperation was another area in which both countries could collaborate for mutual benefits.
Information technology, telecommunication, construction, automobile parts, food processing, fisheries, agriculture, hotel industry and real estate offer tremendous opportunities and potential for cooperation, he added.
He said that organizing of joint cultural shows and frequent exchange of business delegations are the options which can bring people of both the countries closer to each other that would eventually enhance the mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Greece.
He also expressed hope that Greece would soon be recovered from economic recession. DNA
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