Islamabad, 13 February 2023(TDI) :  Ambassador of Poland to Pakistan, Maciej Pisarski, announced that the bilateral trade between Poland and Pakistan had reached over €723 million. The two nations are exploring new opportunities in information technology, agriculture, and food processing.

Pakistan has a trade advantage with Poland, with its exports in textiles, sportswear, food, and leather surpassing Poland’s exports. This is mainly due to the GSP Plus trade mechanism, which grants privileged access to the European market for Pakistani products.

Ambassador Pisarski highlighted that Poland had been one of the fastest-growing export markets for Pakistan, with the European Union being the largest destination for Pakistani exports. He also celebrated the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, highlighting the progress in economic cooperation, political and military dialogue, and people-to-people relations.

When it comes to educational cooperation, the ambassador called for partnerships between universities in Poland and Pakistan to tap into the potential and talent of students in the fields of science, technology, and higher education. He also noted that Poland has been a reliable partner of Pakistan in gas exploration and that Polish oil and gas companies have invested millions of dollars over the last 25 years.

The ambassador emphasized the importance of enhancing parliamentary diplomacy, people-to-people exchanges, and business opportunities, as well as cooperation in the economic and defense sectors. He also commented on the situation in Ukraine, saying that the Russian aggression needs to end and that Poland has been providing multifaceted support and assistance to Ukraine, including military equipment.

In conclusion, the ambassador shared his personal experience in Pakistan and expressed his desire to improve foreign relations through his efforts to learn the Urdu language.