WAH CANTT - Ambassador of Romania Emilian Ion has advised the Pakistani business community to evolve an effective and sector-specific strategy in collaboration with Romanian businessmen for increasing bilateral trade.

He was talking to media after attending a function held under the auspicious of Pakistan-Romania Friendship Association (PRFA) held here on Saturday.

PRFA president Zaffar Bukhtarwi, former provincial education minister Mian Imran Masood and other officials were present on this occasion.

Emilian Ion said that Pakistan’s economy was growing at a fast speed and so was the case with the Romanian economy, adding that both countries are exploring more avenues of cooperation in diversified fields.

He said Romania is the only European country which has four honory consulates in different cities including Faisalabad. The fast-changing global scenario demands an enhanced economic activity and exchange of trade delegations and joint exhibitions are the prerequisite, he said.

Ion stressed that Pakistan had great untapped potential which could be well utilized by cementing relationship between business communities of both the countries. “There is a dire need for exploring the potential in trade and commerce at the bilateral level as well as the European Union level.” he added.

Responding to another question, he said that Romania is offering cheap but quality medical education with 70 percept less tuition fees charged by medical colleges of UK and USA and students from Europe including France and other countries are currently enrolled. He said that due to paucity of doctors in Pakistan, the aspirant medical students could avail the opportunity of affordable medical education.