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Portuguese making efforts enhance trade with Pakistan

According to Joao Paulo Sabido Costa, Charge De’ Affairs of Portugal to Islamabad, his country is making efforts to enhance trade with Pakistan especially in the sector of textile, chemical industry, aeronautical, marble, dairy farming, agriculture and tourism.

He said that Portugal had softened the visa policy for students and the business community.The delegation of Portuguese parliamentarians under the chairmanship of Speaker Portugal Assembly in June, will meet President, Prime Minister, Speaker National Assembly and Pakistani parliamentarians.

Costa said that Pakistan had a fairly vast scope in tourism. The business councils of both the countries would arrange an exhibition of Pakistani products in Lisbon next month. Pakistani products have a good demand in Europe. Businessmen from Pakistan can participate in the exhibition as Portugal had a softer visa policy for the investors.

Costa admitted that the trade volume between the two countries was very meager but efforts were being made from both sides to lift it by the end of the current year.