An eight-member business delegation of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) called on H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK at the High Commission on 25 April 2018. Led by Khawaja Khawar Rashid, Senior Vice President LCCI, the delegation represented a diverse group of industries including paper, plastic, chemicals, textile and cosmetics.
The members of the delegation informed the High Commissioner about their week-long visit to the UK where they visited various companies and held Business to Business meetings.
The High Commissioner emphasised on the follow up of such visits to make them result oriented. He also emphasized on diversification and quality assurance of Pakistani products to win the confidence of foreign buyers, develop brands and enhance Pakistan’s exports.
During the meeting, detailed discussion on enhancing Pakistan exports to the UK was held. Problems being faced by the Pakistani business persons in obtaining UK visa also came under discussion. The High Commissioner assured the delegation to raise the matter with the UK authorities. The idea to set up a Display Centre for Pakistani exports in UK was also deliberated upon. The High Commissioner suggested to the Chambers to take the lead on that project so that Pakistani exports could be introduced in the UK in an effective way. Better coordination between the visiting business delegations and the High Commission was also agreed upon so that the Pakistani business persons could get more and more business deals.