KCCI hosts Iftar for Karachi-based diplomatsJuly 17, 2013
Karachi: Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) organized Iftar dinner in honour of Karachi-based Diplomats to recognize their services to promote bilateral relations between Pakistan and their respective countries.
Siraj Kassam Teli, Chairman, Businessmen Group and Former President KCCI, speaking at the occasion, presented his gratitude and compliments to the members of Diplomatic Corps for extending support and cooperation to KCCI and the Business Community to enhance and fortify the bilateral trade ties. He also appreciated the Diplomats for their efforts to exchange the trade information and exchanging trade delegation and visit to KCCI and participating in the events of Karachi Chamber.
Siraj Teli appreciated that KCCI is maintaining this tradition for organizing Iftar Dinner in honour of the Diplomats since last several years. He said that KCCI is on the same page with the diplomats to promote friendly bilateral relations and enhance two-way trade between their countries and Pakistan. He also greeted the President KCCI Haroon Agar, Senior Vice President Shamim Firpo, Vice President Nasir Mehmood and the Managing Committee Members of KCCI for their services towards the business and industrial community and to promote commerce and industry in Pakistan and elsewhere. He also requested the invitees of the Iftar Dinner to pray in the Holy Month of Ramadan to Almighty Allah to for the peace and prosperity of the city and the country.
Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s President Muhammad Haroon Agar in his welcome address expressed heartfelt gratitude and compliments to the members of Diplomatic Corps for the support and cooperation on the matters of bilateral trade, trade queries, consular and visa services. He stated that bilateral trade play a fundamental role in the economies of countries and it aims to keep trade deficits at minimum. In this modern era strong trade ties between countries are need of the day.
Haroon Agar appreciated that the Embassies, Consulates and Trade Mission of various countries functioning in Pakistan are playing a proactive role in the development of bilateral trade between Pakistan and their respective countries. He also articulated his thanks to the Consul Generals & Deputy High Commissioners of the friendly countries who regularly participate in KCCI’s “My-Karachi, Oasis of Harmony Exhibition” every year. He expressed his desire and hope that the diplomats will continue their benevolent support and efforts to enhance bilateral trade and relationship between their countries and Pakistan. He also thanked the diplomatic corps for support and cooperation extended to him as President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Earlier, Haroon Agar, President-KCCI warmly welcomed the diplomats: Consul Generals/ Deputy High Commissioners, Commercial Counsellors/ Attachés and Trade Officers of USA, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran and other friendly countries in the Iftar Dinner.