4th Pak-Africa trade conference held in Cairo

The 4 th Pak-Africa Trade Development Conference and Exhibition was held in
Cairo, Egypt, and was led by the Federal Minister for Commerce, Industry and
Production, Dr Gohar Ejaz and Egypt’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Ahmad
Samir. This event is considered as the first venture of this scale by Pakistan in the
region of Egypt. It bears extreme significance as a major trade and investment
event in the region. The organization of the event was supervised by Trade
Development Authority (TDAP) and the Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan.
Dr Gohar Ejaz, while addressing the audience, said, “Pakistan is firmly dedicated
to fostering economic cooperation with the MENA Region to achieve shared
prosperity and strengthen our economic stability as well as the collective
identity.” He also highlighted the significance of the relationship with Egypt by
saying, “Our deep-rooted ties with Egypt, including the shared religious and
cultural bonds, are pivotal. We aim to expand our bilateral trade from the current
USD 400 million to tenfold in the next 10 years.”
Ahmad Samir, the Chief guest of the event, stated, “Economic, social, and cultural
cooperation is essential for mutual growth. Egypt is eager to strengthen our ties
across various sectors for mutual development. We thank the Government of
Pakistan for hosting this premier event in Cairo, opening new cooperation
avenues between our countries.”
The conference was attended by Board of Investment (BOI) officials, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and the Pakistan Embassy in Cairo whereas the Egyptian
delegation included members from the Ministry of Defence, General Authority for
Investment Promotion, and the Cairo, Alexandria & Egyptian Chambers of
Commerce. Delegates from Middle East and North African countries were also a
part of the event along with approximately 100 leading businessmen and
Chamber Representatives from the MENA region.