EU Ambassador, Commerce Minister discuss trade enhancement, export goals

Islamabad, August 24th, 2023:

Dr. Riina Kionka, Ambassador of European Union to Pakistan, called on Dr. Gohar Ejaz, Caretaker Federal Minister for Commerce & Industries, in Ministry of Commerce and congratulated him for assuming this important portfolio.

Commerce Minister appreciated the unilateral trade concession of GSP Plus to Pakistan by EU, which is of great importance to Pakistan export sector.

Minister Gohar Ejaz also informed about his vision to increase Pakistan global exports to US$ 80 billion and Ministry of Commerce vigorously preparing the framework, where special focus would be strategic export markets and potential products. The EU-27 zone is the largest export destination for Pakistani businesses and continuation of GSP scheme will assist Pakistan.

Ambassador Kionka expressed her appreciation for Minister Ejaz’s vision and assured EU full support in helping Ministry of Commerce.