“Federal Commerce Minister Dr. Gohar Ijaz Wraps Up Productive Engagements with Prominent Chinese Business Leaders and Investment Groups on the Fringes of the 3rd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.”
These meetings were aimed at strengthening economic ties between Pakistan and China and exploring various investment opportunities in Pakistan, said a press release issued here.
Dr. Gohar Ejaz met with Wang Zihai, Director of China-Pakistan (Qingdao) International Cooperation Hub.
The discussions centred on investment opportunities in Pakistan, including areas such as Civilian and Defense equipment, EV Lithium Batteries, Solar Panels, and Semiconductors.
The role of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) in facilitating these opportunities was a key point of conversation.
In a meeting with Li Yiman, Chairperson of Eman Logistics, the focus was on expanding Pakistan’s presence on Chinese digital platforms.
Eman Logistics plans to launch “Pakistan National Pavilion” display centres in China, demonstrating a commitment to digital diplomacy.
The Minister assured full support and facilitation for this endeavour.
Dr. Ejaz also engaged with Jin Weidong, President of Wellhope, a leading Chinese agri-producer.
The Minister highlighted the significant opportunities within Pakistan’s agricultural, poultry, and meat sectors. Wellhope’s global leadership in smart farming and meat processing can pave the way for a mutually beneficial partnership.
The Minister met with Wang Guidong of Donghua Group, emphasizing Pakistan Steel Mills’ privatization and the government’s dedication to the process.
The establishment of SIFC is set to bolster these efforts, and all possible facilitation for the partnership was assured.
A productive working lunch was held with representatives from MCC, China’s metallurgy giant, a key player in the Saindak Copper-Gold Project.
The discussions revolved around expanding collaboration and tapping into MCC’s expertise to foster partnership growth.
The minister also visited COFCO, a leading global food procurement agency, to discuss the possibilities of enhancing Pakistan’s grains and food exports to China.