Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to Libya has bemoaned the continuing lack of a commercial counsellor at his country’s Tripoli embassy.
Speaking Monday to . . .[restrict] members of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in Karachi, Syed Ayaz Hussain insisted there were important export opportunities for Pakistani firms in Libya, particularly for textiles, cement and rice. He also believed that there was a demand for Pakistani workers.
However he regretted that Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce had left unfilled since last year the Commercial Officer’s post in the Tripoli embassy. He urged the FPCCI to add their weight to calls that a new occupant be appointed as quickly as possible
Hussain said that Pakistani companies had often done good business at the annual Tripoli Fair, the last of which was held in March 2010. It was now up to them to ensure that they did their homework on the new Libya and worked hard to establish commercial links with both the re-emerging private sector in the country, as well as with the public bodies with which they had dealt in the past.