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PFBA President Mr. Jamil Hamdani meets Secretary TDAP Ms Rabiya Javeri Agha.

The PFBA President Mr. Jamil Hamdani, the Business Support Manager Mr. Hidayat Hussain and the Directrice de la Communication Ms Saba Husain attended a meeting in Karachi on August 26, 2013 at the TDAP (Trade Development Association of Pakistan) Office with the TDAP Secretary Ms Rabiya Javeri Agha to discuss ways and means of strengthening the relationship between the two associations.

The President offered TDAP complete assistance on matters of mutual interest and on helping to promote trade/business between Pakistan and France.

Ms Agha also extended the full cooperation of TDAP for increasing the trade between Pakistan and France and emphasized on the strategic and dynamic role of TDAP in facilitating the business community to achieve their export targets.

Ms Agha praised the efforts of PFBA under the capable leadership of the President Mr. Jamil Hamdani in assisting trade between the two countries.

Mr. Hidayat Hussain informed the Secretary that according to the official French government figures bilateral trade between Pakistan and France crossed the one billion Euros mark in 2012 for second year running. Pakistani exports to France attained 551 million Euros and the French exports to Pakistan amounted to 482 million Euros. Textile and leather articles represent 80 % of Pakistani exports to France which is our 5th major client in Europe. Pakistan is the 2nd export destination for France in South Asia.

The meeting remained positive and amongst other issues the possibility of holding numerous joint activities including delegations, seminars and conferences in the near future was discussed.