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Pakistan can also offer lot to Bavarian investors: Rieger.

Karachi -- Leader of German delegation and Senior Ministerial Consul from Bavarian State's Ministry of Economic Affairs Mr. Ulrich Konstantin Rieger has said, 'Many German companies usually look for trade opportunities in China and India whereas Pakistan with a huge population of 220 million can also offer a lot to Bavarian Businessmen and Investors therefore we decided to visit this country.'

Ulrich Rieger, who led a 32-member German delegation during its visit to Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said, 'There is a great potential to enhance bilateral trade and we must use this potential. We have observed that Pakistani businessmen are very active and innovative all over the world and also in Germany.'

President KCCI Junaid Esmail Makda, Senior Vice President Khurram Shahzad, Vice President Asif Sheikh Javaid, Former Presidents KCCI Mian Abrar Ahmed, Majyd Aziz and Shamim Ahmed Shamsi along with KCCI Managing Committee members, Vice Consul for Economic Affairs from German Consulate Vogel Ingolf, Honorary Consul for Pakistan in Bavaria Dr. Pantelis Christian Poetis and others attended the meeting.

Ulrich Rieger further stated that the German Business delegation was here to look for cooperation, new business ideas which is our main interest and they will also be happy to cooperate in transfer of technology. 'One of the secrets behind success of Bavaria has been the vocational training and development of SMEs. We can support Pakistan with vocational training and we are ready to do it', he added.

Referring to concerns expressed over issuance of visas, he opined, 'It is much easier to come to Pakistan from Germany but if a businessman from Pakistan wants to come to Germany, it's not too easier due to Schengen system. As businessmen, we are on your side.'

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Publication:Pakistan Observer (Islamabad, Pakistan)
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Date:Oct 25, 2018
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