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USAID promotes regional trade between Pakistan and Kazakhstan

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May 19.2022, Almaty, Kazakhstan The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) facilitates the expansion of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Kazakhstan and helped organize the third “Made in Pakistan” trade event at the Atakent Exhibition Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan, May 19-23. Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Seehar, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Ryder Rogers, Director of USAID’s Economic Development Office for Central Asia, opened the exhibit on May 19.

In his opening remarks, Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Seehar welcomed the Pakistani companies present and commended the role of USAID and the governments of Pakistan and Kazakhstan in organizing the third “Made in Pakistan” exhibition. . He said the event was a positive step in the development of lasting business relations between the two countries and across the region, highlighting the operational and financial support of the organizers to the companies present. The expo not only develops trade relations between nations, he said, but also creates bonds between people.

Director of USAID’s Economic Development Office for Central Asia, Ryder Rogers, thanked the governments and embassies of Pakistan and Kazakhstan for their commitment to strengthening trade ties. “Mutually beneficial economic trade is an essential element in creating broad-based prosperity for the people of Kazakhstan and Pakistan. This event is an important step to explore possibilities for closer regional cooperation,” he said.

This exhibition was organized by USAID/Pakistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Kazakhstan, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Pakistan and Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry. .

A total of 53 Pakistani companies set up 60 booths at the expo, showcasing products such as:

  • Textiles (including home textiles, towels, fabrics and clothing)

  • Surgical instruments

  • Sporting goods (including sportswear)

  • Construction products (including paints and coatings)

  • Handicrafts, salt and onyx/marble products

  • Food products, including confectionery (rice, tea, pulses, cereals, vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, food colorings, juices and spices)

  • Skin care and herbal products (including pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements)

  • Leather products

  • Kitchen utensils, silverware, hunting knives and cutlery

USAID’s Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity is a seven-year initiative that aims to develop Pakistan’s trade sector and strengthen its regional integration with Central Asian countries.

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USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalyst for development results. For more information, visit the USAID Central Asia website: https://www.usaid.gov/central-asia-regional and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USAIDCentralAsia.