The government of Pakistan has concluded plans to hold a Pakistan – Africa Trade Development Expo in Lagos as part of measures to further cement the bilateral relations between the Asian country and Africa.
Over 100 companies are expected at the three-day event which will hold from Tuesday, November 23 to November 25, 2021, at the Eko Hotel, Lagos.
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Announcing this in an emailed statement on Saturday, the Director of Peel Aston Global, Mr Khomeini Bukhari, said delegates from all ECOWAS countries have indicated an interest in the expo which would also feature an economic conference and exhibition of products and services.
According to Bukhari, the expo would focus on various sectors of the economy, including pharmaceuticals, textiles, engineering, chemicals, automobile, leather, surgical products, cosmetics, agriculture, sports goods and other products.
He said, “This landmark business event will have in attendance Pakistani ministers and other top government officials as well as business moguls who will be flying over from Pakistan to participate in the expo.
“We would also be launching the Pakistan – Nigeria Chamber of Commerce to further cement and build on the true friendship with Nigeria.”
Bukhari further added, “Ahead of the expo, a high-powered delegation will also meet with Governor Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State to request his presence as the chief host of the event and to also inform him formally about the inauguration of the Pakistan-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce.
“The Pakistani Government looks forward to welcoming participants from Nigeria and other ECOWAS countries to the expo,” he added.