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Javed Butt                        Naela Chohan                Samina Fazil

High Commission for Pakistan Canberra hosted a product showcase exhibition of 14 Women Entrepreneurs from Pakistan

The High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra, hosted a product showcase exhibition of 14 Women Entrepreneurs from Pakistan, on Thursday, November 19, 2015. The event was attended by high ranking Australian officials, members of diplomatic corps, local businesses and members of Pakistani community. The delegation is visiting Australia to participate in “the Australian International Sourcing Expo” 16-18 November 2015.

High Commissioner, Mrs Naela Chohan, speaking on the occasion welcomed the women entrepreneurs from Pakistan and stressed the importance of such exchanges which create better linkages and understanding of each other. She said that the High Commission is committed to promotion of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Australia. The Government of Pakistan is committed to women’s empowerment in line with our Vision 2025. The High Commissioner appreciated the dynamism and entrepreneurship of Pakistani women and stated she would encourage more frequent exchanges between trade delegations in general and of business women in particular. She wished them all the success in their endeavours.

President Pakistan-Australia Forum, Mr Javed Butt, while appreciating the High Commission’s initiative said that his group would like to assist the embassy in its endeavours to promote trade and investment between the two nations. The Pakistan-Australia Forum would serve as a bridge between the business communities of the two countries.

Leader of the delegation Ms Samina Fazil, thanked the Government of Pakistan and High Commissioner Naela Chohan for the opportunity to visit Australia and exhibit their products. She said it would go a long way in introducing Pakistani products to Australian market. Ms. Fazil also thanked the Government of Australia for facilitating her delegation’s visit.

The High Commissioner hosted a dinner in honour of the visiting delegation in which officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade were also invited. It provided a useful networking  opportunity to the women entrepreneurs.



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