Uzbekistan interested to invest in textile and other sectors of Punjab: Governor

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Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar visited Uzbekistan with a business delegation, including head of APTMA Gohar Ijaz.
During the visit, investors of Uzbekistan’s Namangan Province announced to invest in the textile and other sectors of Punjab. They also assured to provide full technical assistance to Pakistan for increased cotton production.
According to the details issued from Governor’s House Lahore, Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, along with Gohar Ijaz, Head of APTMA, Fawad Mukhtar-Chief Executive of Fatima Group of Industries, Businessman Ahsan Bashir, President of Uzbekistan-Pakistan Trade and Cultural Center Lahore-Rohail Ikram visited Namangan province of Uzbekistan upon the invitation of Governor of Namangan Shavkat Abdurrazakov.
The governor with his delegation was welcomed warmly by high-ranking officials of Uzbekistan and members of the Pakistani community. In honour of the governor and to express solidarity with Pakistan, a Pakistani flag was also hoisted along with the flag of Uzbekistan in The Square of Three Fountains in Namangan city adjacent to the office of Namangan Governor.
During the visit, Chaudhry Sarwar with delegation visited the Uzbekistan Business Forum and met with delegations of experts working in the field of textile, health, agriculture and trade. The matters regarding enhanced cooperation and trade between the two countries came under discussion.
Accompanied by the delegation, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar also called on Governor of Namangan-Shavkat Abdurrazakov at his Secretariat. Governor Abdurrazakov appreciated the role of Pakistan in establishing peace and eradicating terrorism from the region. Upon the invitation of Punjab Governor Mohammad Sarwar, he also agreed to pay a visit to Pakistan soon.
Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that acknowledging the growing development and prosperity of Pakistan, the Uzbek investors have announced to invest and facilitate in sector of textile, business, tourism etc.
Full assistance to increase cotton production in Punjab has also been assured, and in this connection, a delegation of Uzbek agronomists will soon visit Punjab. Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that Uzbek investors will be provided with all facilities under one window and their security will also be ensured.
The Government of Punjab is also establishing new Special Economic Zones in various cities of Punjab for domestic and foreign investors, adding he said that the government is working with the business community to promote investment in Pakistan in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
After Uzbekistan, other countries will also be invited with business delegations for enhanced bilateral trade and investment.