Sweden eager to invest in Pakistan: Ambassador Ingrid Johansson

Sweden wished to improve bilateral trade and was eager to invest in Pakistan, said Sweden Ambassador Ingrid Johansson at the time of her visit to Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here Monday.

The Envoy said that Sweden is keen on investing in Information Technology, telecom sector, renewable energy, education, academia, business development sector and environmental protection in Pakistan to further improve the bilateral relation and assistance.

She advised Pakistan to train its population with a set of modern skills in new areas like start-ups, innovation and digitalisation, which are now leading areas of sustainable economic development in Sweden.

She said Sweden hoped to develop strong business contacts with Pakistan, and also centering on the promotion of the small and medium enterprises in the country.

“There is need to open market and I believe Pakistan has huge potential,” she added.

Earlier, President RCCI Malik Shahid Saleem in his greet address said that Pakistan economy was an rising economy and it provided a vast scope of joint ventures in the areas of pharmaceuticals, energy, food processing, and information technology.

He said that Pakistan was the ideal place for investment as things had remarkably enhanced.

He advised the envoy to build up people to people contacts and exchange of delegations.

He also provided a short briefing on RCCI current and forthcoming events.

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