Envoy urges Nigerian Businessmen to visit Pakistan for joint ventures

Envoy urges Nigerian Businessmen to visit Pakistan for joint ventures


By Biola Lawal

Abuja, May 17, 2018 (NAN) Nigerian businessmen have been advised to visit Pakistan to meet industrialists for establishment of joint-venture businesses in Nigeria.

Asim Khan, Head of Chancery, Pakistan High Commission, who made the call in Abuja on Thursday, said that there were opportunities for joint  business ventures in the areas of  fruit juice production, confectionaries, rice production and processing.

Khan said that there was also big investment opportunity for joint ventures in packaging, disclosing that Pakistan“ is reputed for production of high quality packing for juices and all products needing packaging and storage.

“The Nigerian packaging sector is big and full of potentials from which Nigeria and Pakistan can benefit,’’ khan said, adding that expansion of the sector would create more employment opportunities for Nigerian youths.

He stated that five Pakistani companies participated in the food exhibition held recently in Lagos and were ready to partner with Nigerian businessmen in areas such as fruit juice processing, packaging and rice production among others.

While urging Nigerian businessmen to visit Pakistan more frequently, he stressed that such visits would make it easy to discuss and establish joint ventures in Nigeria for the benefit of the two countries.

Khan said that Pakistan remained committed to strengthening bilateral relationship with Nigeria by encouraging  economic cooperation among Nigerians and Pakistanis.

Pakistan is one of the countries that has achieved self sufficiency in food production(NAN)