More interaction in Pak, German business communities
Representatives of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of
Commerce and Commerce (FPCCI) and Head of Mission of German
Consulate in Karachi underlined the need for more interaction
between the business communities of Pakistan and Germany.
Head of Mission of the German Consulate, Carsten Muller was
welcomed at FPCCI by
Chairman Standing Committee on Diplomatic
Affairs Alamgir Firoz, along with Chairman Standing Committee on
Environment Gulzar Firoz and members of Pakistan-Germany
Business Council of FPCCI.
Alamgir Firoz said Germany was Pakistan's largest trading
partner amongst the European Union countries. He said major
items of Pakistan exports to Germany were textile and textile
made-ups, leather goods, carpets, surgical instruments, cutlery,
rice and horticulture products. Whereas, machinery,
pharmaceutical, motor vehicles, chemicals and dyes, iron and
steel products were the major goods being imported.
Head of German Mission in Karachi, Carsten Muller said a good
number of German companies were working in Pakistan for many
years with major investments here. These included Linde, BASF,
Bayer, Merck, Hoechst, Siemens and METRO.
He emphasized Pakistan and German business communities should
increase the investment and trade and should get the full
benefit from strong friendly relations between the two