Zim, Pakistan working on strengthening trade relations

By Abigirl Tembo

THE newly appointed Pakistan Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Murad Baseer says plans are in motion to increase trade between the two countries.

Several areas of cooperation between Zimbabwe and Pakistan, including information communication technology, pharmaceuticals, sport and the leather industry were discussed when Pakistan Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellency Murad Baseer met the Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda this Monday.

He briefed me on how Pakistan and Zimbabwe can carry on in the future corporation and enhancing the trade figures statistics which currently are not that positive, but again we need to work on various sectors starting from parliament, businesses, investment and defence co-operation. As the new Ambassador of Pakistan I would like to enhance and double this corporation,” said Ambassador Baseer.

Zimbabwe and Pakistan enjoy excellent bilateral relations which date back to the days of the liberation struggle, with the two countries being involved in military and defence co-operation, since 1983.