Islamabad: Ulanbek Totuiaev, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, announced on Sunday that a 20-member delegation of Kyrgyz businessmen and investors will visit Pakistan in September to explore business-to-business (B2B) connections with the local business sector.
He was speaking with Zafar Bakhtawari and Ahsan Bakhtawaria, famous business people and former presidents of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce (ICCI) and the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan, respectively.
It would also comprise chiefs of government institutions and representatives from various industries, all of whom would aid in the promotion of investment. The ambassador described the meeting as a watershed moment in the region’s trade promotion.
He also stated that regional economic and trade integration via connectivity with Central Asian Republics (CARs) is critical to the region’s development and prosperity.
Peace and socio-political unity in Afghanistan, according to the ambassador, are critical for regional prosperity, which Kyrgyzstan, like all other nations in the region, has aspired to.
The current situation has sparked optimism that the situation in Afghanistan would improve, which will have a good economic and political influence on the entire area, including Central Asian countries.
Meanwhile, Zafar Bakhtawari, speaking at the event, proposed that air travel between Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan be made easier and that airline operations be improved. He proposed that two flights per week be flown from Pakistan’s three biggest cities, Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, which the Kyrgyz envoy agreed to.
Peace in Afghanistan, he said, will offer up new economic and trade opportunities for the region’s countries, notably Central Asia, which is rich in natural resources.
On the occasion, notable businessman Ahsan announced that he will travel to Kyrgyzstan with a business delegation next month, paving the way for new opportunities for cooperation between the two nations.