RAWALPINDI - Ambassador of Greece to Pakistan HE Dimitrios Zoitos on Tuesday visited Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) for discussing the possible ways and means to enhance bilateral trade relations between the two countries.

Deputy Head of Mission Georgios Ilias Fostiropoulos also accompanied the ambassador on the occasion.

The Greece ambassador said that Pakistan and Greece needed to improve their commercial and economic relations to promote bilateral trade and investment by taking advantage of new business opportunities.  

He said that cooperation in solar energy, tourism, agriculture and infrastructure could help strengthen economic relations between the two countries as current annual bilateral trade between Greece and Pakistan was very low that needs to be enhanced by exploring the areas of common interest.

He said that olive oil was one of the major and well-known products of Greece and was known to be the finest in the world. He said that cooperation in solar energy sector could be one of the areas for strengthening economic relations between the two countries as current annual bilateral trade between Greece and Pakistan was very low that needs to be enhanced by exploring the areas of common interest.

Speaking on the occasion, RCCI President Syed Asad Mashadi said that said that this was the right time to focus on non-traditional markets, adding that frequent exchange of business delegations and establishing direct border to border contacts were the options, which should be used to exploit untapped bilateral trade and investment potential in both countries.

RCCI President was of the view that investment cooperation was another area in which both countries could collaborate for mutual benefits. Information technology, telecommunication, construction, automobile parts, food processing, fisheries, agriculture, hotel industry and real estate offer tremendous opportunities and potential for cooperation, he added.

He said that organising of joint cultural shows and frequent exchange of business delegations are the options which can bring people of both the countries closer to each other that would eventually enhance the mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Greece. He also expressed hope that Greece would soon be recovered from economic recession.