Lahore: Kazakhstan’s Ambassador Barlybay Sadykov on Tuesday invited Pakistani businessmen to explore investment opportunities in his country, a news source reported.
He expressed his views on the matter during a visit to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). President LCCI Almas Hyder, Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir, and Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal were all present at the occasion.
The envoy said that Pakistan was among the highest producers of agriculture, textile, surgical instrument, and pharmaceutical products. He added that Kazakhstan wanted to import these products.
He pointed out that Kazakhstan was one of the biggest economics in Central Asia as it had abundant natural resources. The country also provided a one-window facility to foreign investors.
Ambassador Sadykov urged Pakistani investors to explore new markets in Central Asian States. He said that the import of raw materials from Kazakhstan was duty-free.
In response, LCCI President Almas Hyder said that Kazakhstan’s position in Ease of Doing Business ranking was impressive. He stressed the need to identify tradable items in a bid to enhance economic ties between the two countries.