Italy reopen trade office after three years KARACHI: The Italian Trade Commission has reopened its office in Pakistan after a hiatus of three years, a measure appreciated by the business communities of both the countries.
“The re-opening of Italy’s Trade Agency Office in Karachi is an essential part of our strategy in launching Italy’s ties with Pakistan, testified by the visit last year of the Chairman of the Trade Agency Dr Riccardo Monti, and this year by the visits of two leading members of the Italian government, the foreign minister and the defence minister,” said Dr Stefano Pontecorvo, the ambassador of Italy in Pakistan.
He said he was also expecting Italy’s vice minister for trade to visit Pakistan in December along with around 80 entrepreneurs.
Dr Gianluca Rubagotti, the consul general of Italy, mentioned that the Italian government has now an operational arm in Pakistan to help in the projection and promotion of Italian trade interests in Pakistan.
Italian Trade Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Gianpaolo Bruno said Italian industrialists have been enjoying good trade relations with their Pakistani counterparts for the past many decades, particularly the businessmen and industrialists of Pakistan. However, there is a need to further improve the ties by focusing on enhancing interaction and undertaking trade promotional initiatives, he said.
The Italian Trade Commission is a body whose duty is to develop, facilitate and promote the economic and commercial relations of Italy with other countries, with particular emphasis on the needs of small and medium-sized businesses and their consortium.
The Italian Trade Commission office would be reopened in the premises of Consulate of Italy.