Abuja, November 12 – Several Pakistani companies and investors will meet with their Nigerian counterparts at the 2nd Pakistani Africa (PAK-Africa) Trade Development Conference and Single Country Exhibition billed to take place in Lagos. The event will see a range of leading exporters from Pakistan coming to showcase their products while looking for business partnerships with Nigerian companies.
This was made known by Mr Muhammad Azam, Pakistani High Commissioner to Nigeria when he led an envoy on a courtesy visit to the Commission, Thursday.
He said that the event, billed for November 23 – 25, 2021 would foster trade relations and economic cooperation between both countries. It would also be an opportunity to meet more than 400 businessmen and women from West Africa and beyond.
According to Mr Azam, the decision to host the event, the biggest since the advent of coronavirus, was informed by the Pakistani government’s new policy on engaging Africa.
“Both Nigeria and Pakistan have a lot of potentials to enhance bilateral trade, even as both countries’ economies are still emerging,” he said.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Conference is coming on the heels of the recent move by both countries during a meeting at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in Pakistan, to raise the volume of bilateral trade between them to one billion dollars. The 1st Pak-Africa Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2020.