This is an overview of a meeting that was recently held between key stakeholders and functionaries of the Pakistan Ireland Business Council (PIBC) and All Pakistan Business Forum( APBF).
- H.E. Mr. Shuja Alam (Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan)
- Mr. Irfan Hameed (Co-founder of the Pakistan Ireland Business Council)
- Mr. Shahzad Dastgir Nousherwani (Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Pakistan, Dublin)
All Pakistan Business Forum Attendees
- Mr. Maaz Mahmood (Honourable President of APBF)
- Mr. Khurram Niaz Khan (General Secretary of APBF)
APBF stakeholders were briefed on the recent establishment of PIBC, its aims and objectives, and medium-term strategy to up-scale it.
Ambassador Shuja told the participants of the Government’s focus on Economic Diplomacy and invited the APBF to establish greater linkages with PIBC.
Mr. Hameed gave an overview of the business landscape in Ireland and of the opportunities that exist in building meaningful linkages with Irish importers of Pakistani products.
Mr. Nousherwani briefed the stakeholders on recent progress made in establishing linkages in the IT sector with Ireland.
The President of APBF shared the long history of international collaboration of APBF with Business Councils around the world. He congratulated Ambassador Shuja and Mr. Hameed on the establishment of PIBC and termed it an important milestone in establishing greater trade linkages between Ireland and Pakistan.
He further expressed the full support of his organization for PIBC in terms of supporting business enquiries, connecting with the right suppliers, and organizing B2B meetings.
Both sides resolved to continue their engagement with a view to strengthening Pakistan-Ireland business and trade relations in the times ahead.
All Pakistan Business Forum is an umbrella organization of successful Pakistani business leaders, social organizations, chambers of commerce and business associations from a diverse set of stakeholders across all major sectors. Formed in 2011, they have been enabling foreign business associations and trade delegations to connect with the right businesses in Pakistan through their network of contacts.