Perth- High Commissioner for Pakistan, Babar Amin has said that Western Australian companies can avail huge investment opportunities in mining, energy, primary industries and manufacturing sector in Pakistan.
He was talking the Representative of the Premier of Western Australia, Paul Papalia MLA, Minister for Tourism, Small Business, Defence Issues, Citizenship and Multicultural Interest at the Dumas House, West Perth.
The High Commissioner expressed the desire for strengthening trade and business links between Western Australia (WA) and provinces in Pakistan.
He highlighted the availability of huge investment opportunities in mining, energy, primary industries and manufacturing sector for the in Pakistan. He hoped that trade imbalance between Pakistan and Australia could be improved by better cooperation among businesses and trade bodies and deepening people to people contacts.
The High Commissioner proposed exchange of trade delegations and sought help in disseminating information to the WA businesses and government agencies about the proposed online software exhibition by Pakistani companies. He also thanked the Minister for supporting Pakistani community in Western Australia.
The High Commissioner also briefed the Minister on the current lock-down in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and apprised him about the enforced disappearances and human rights violations there.
The Minister appreciated the visit of the High Commissioner to Western Australia and expressed desire for a better cooperation in education, mining, tourism, science and fisheries with Pakistan. He lauded the positive contributions of Pakistani community towards the Western Australia’s development.
The High Commissioner also held separate meetings with Mr. Paul Mercer, State Manager, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science, Innovation, International Education, Trade and Investment, Government of Western Australia and Mr. Bryan Carter, International Trade Advisor at the Chambers of Commerce & Industry, WA.
The matters related to enhancing trade with Western Australia and Pakistan were discussed.