Islamabad, 2 March 2023 (TDI): The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan attended the inaugural ceremony of the Regional Connectivity Desk for Central Asian countries and Azerbaijan.

The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched the Regional Connectivity Desk for Central Asian countries and Azerbaijan on 1 March 2023. This forum aims to promote bilateral and multilateral regional cooperation and economic participation.

Diplomats from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Central Asian nations, Pakistani government officials, and Corporate Executives attended the opening ceremony.

In his speech, Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Islamabad, Yerzhan Kistafin, invited members of the Chamber to visit Kazakhstan and other countries in the region to explore business and investment prospects.

Kistafin noted that Pakistan and Kazakhstan have significant untapped potential for collaboration in various industries, including energy, agriculture, and tourism.

The participants enthusiastically accepted the invitation and emphasized their eagerness to explore new avenues for partnership.

During the occasion, the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry members addressed plans for expanding cooperation and implementing practical steps.

The primary focus is increasing trade and investment opportunities between Pakistan, Central Asia, and Azerbaijan. Entrepreneurs from Pakistan, Central Asia, and Azerbaijan can network and explore the prospect of working together at the event.

The Regional Connectivity Desk will serve as a forum for Central Asian and Azerbaijani companies to connect with Pakistani companies and explore new partnerships.

The platform will encourage sharing expertise, commercial prospects, and ideas. It will also help companies comply with legal and administrative requirements for trade and investment.

Creating the Regional Connectivity Desk will give companies a framework to investigate and enter mutually advantageous alliances.

The event featured forum conversations on various regional connectivity and trade issues, such as the role of the private sector in fostering economic growth, trade impediments, and investment opportunities.

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The attendees also discussed methods to overcome obstacles and develop corporate cooperation. Creating the Regional Connectivity Desk is a step forward in improving regional collaboration and supporting economic progress.

The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry encourages economic growth and development in Pakistan and the region. Establishing the Department of Central Asia and Azerbaijan is evidence of this commitment.

The Regional Connectivity Desk will be essential in improving regional connectivity and collaboration. It will enhance business engagement, trade, and investment. It will also help the region become more integrated and affluent.

Kazakhstan-Pakistan Bilateral Ties

The connection between Pakistan and Kazakhstan is longstanding and cordial. The prospects for Pakistan-Kazakhstan bilateral relations are becoming promising. Both nations are committed to strengthening their partnership for mutual benefit.

Pakistan and Kazakhstan plan to strengthen bilateral ties through various initiatives. The two nations seek to improve their economic and political connections to enhance trade and investment.

High-level delegations are improving defense, education, culture, and tourist relations. The two countries also intended to work together to strengthen regional security and stability, particularly emphasizing the Afghan peace process.