Sialkot: Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Adam Mulawarman Tugio has called upon the Sialkot exporters to explore the international trade markets of his country to promote bilateral trade between the two countries.
Addressing a meeting at the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), he said Pakistani businessmen should focus more on the markets of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to increase their exports.
He promised all-out efforts to boost mutual trade between his country and Pakistan. He said the two countries enjoyed cordial trade, and both share many cultural values. He also stressed people-to-people contacts between the two countries.
He said the total trade volume between the two countries in 2019-20 stood at $2.5 billion, with the balance of trade strongly in favor of Indonesia. He said Sialkot could export specialized products to Indonesian markets including sports goods, surgical instruments, leather products and gloves of all sorts, textile items, sportswear, martial arts uniforms and accessories, musical instruments, kitchenware and tableware, hollowware, hunting knives, table cutlery/flatware, and military uniform badges.
Earlier, the ambassador visited leading industrial units in Sialkot. He showed interest in the production process of sports goods and surgical instruments.