RAWALPINDI - The High Commissioner of Maldives in Pakistan, Aishath Shehnaz Adam, has said that Maldives is keen to enhance trade relations with Pakistan. The trade volume between the two friend countries is very low and it is the need of the hour to boost the trade activities, she stated while addressing the traders and industrialists in a meeting during her visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Monday. RCCI President Kashif Shabbir, Vice President Khawaja Abdul Rashid Waien, Syed Ali Raza Saeed Shah, Senior Vice President Main Muhammad Ateeq, Vice President Dr Shomail and other members of the Chamber were also present on the occasion. She said that Pakistani rice, textile, shoes and sports goods were being imported in the Maldivan trade markets, but Maldives was eager to import fruit, vegetables, leather goods and wheat from Pakistan. Aishath said that tourism industry of Maldives was the biggest industry of the country. Her country would assist Pakistan in promoting the tourism industry, she added. The High Commissioner said that interaction between the business communities of the two sides would increase the trading activities between the said countries. She ensured her full support in this regard and hoped that business relations would be strengthened. RCCI President Kashif Shabbir said that total exports of Pakistan were around $19 billion and Maldives share in the total exports of the country was very low. He said that Pakistan not only focused on exportable items for Maldives but also looking for imports from Maldives. He thanked Aishath Shehenaz Adam for visiting the Chamber.