RAWALPINDI : Nigerian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dauda Danladi has urged Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) to organise single country Expo in Nigeria and explore investment opportunities to strengthen bilateral trade ties. He said that business community can play a key role to boost the trade horizons of Pakistan and Nigeria to the new heights. “Nigeria can assist Pakistan in energy sector as his country has vast natural resources of oil & gas”, he added.

He was exchanging these views with the President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry during his visit here on Monday.

Senior Vice President Pervaiz Ahmed Warriach, Vice President Nadeem Rauf and other members of the Chamber were also present on the occasion.

The High Commissioner said that both countries are the members of OIC and D-8 but trade volume between both brother countries is very low, it is need of the hour to further enhance bilateral trade ties. He said that Nigeria offers great investment opportunities to Pakistan in a number of areas including oil and gas, minerals and mining, agriculture and livestock, poultry and fisheries. He said that in order to boost foreign investment, Nigerian government created free zone.

Speaking on the occasion President RCCI Manzar Khurshid said that Rawalpindi Chamber is planning to organise a single country Expo in Nigeria to promote bilateral trade ties. He was of the view that business community of both sides should interact on regular basis and exchange of trade delegations must be made on monthly basis to create friendly atmosphere between two communities. He lauded the vision of honourable guest and ensures him his full cooperate in this regard.