LAHORE - Ambassador of Argentina Rodolfo J Martin Saravia Thursday called for sector specific measures and collective efforts to raise the mutual trade volume which does not reflects the friendly relations between the two countries.

“It is my farewell visit to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry as, after serving for a period of 12 years in Pakistan as the Ambassador of Argentina, I will be leaving this country where I had some of the most memorable time and enjoyed matchless hospitality of the Pakistani nation”, the ambassador said while talking to LCCI Senior Vice President Almas Hyder and Vice President Nasir Saeed here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. LCCI Executive Committee Members Dr. Qurat-ul-Ain, Tanveer Ahmed, Mian Zahid Javed, Tariq Mahmood, Zahid Maqsood Butt and Abdul Razaq were also present on the occasion.

The Ambassador said that he would continue his efforts for bringing the two countries closer even after leaving Pakistan as the Ambassador of Argentine. He urged the private sectors of the two countries to join hands to strengthen the mutual trade and economic ties. He said that frequent exchange of trade delegations and single country exhibitions could also help promote trade and economic activities between the two countries.

He said that Argentinean government has opened all economic sectors to the foreign investors. He urged the Pakistani businessmen to explore trade and investment opportunities in a number of sectors of Argentina. He said that business of the both countries could start joint ventures in agriculture and livestock sectors which have immense potential. He said that Argentina has expertise in these sectors and Pakistani businessmen could lean a lot from their Argentinean counterparts.

LCCI Senior Vice President Almas Hyder appreciated the efforts of outgoing Ambassador of Argentina Rodolfo J. Martin Saravia to bring the people of two countries closer. He said that Pakistan and Argentine maintain good diplomatic relations. Moreover, by giving MFN status to each other in 2002, both countries found the basis of further developing economic relations.