PESHAWAR: Abdifitah Abdul Kadir Osman, deputy commercial Attaché of Embassy of Somalia, on Saturday invited the business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to an exhibition in Somalia.
Abdifitah Abdul Kadir Osman, speaking at a meeting with cabinet and members of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here at the Chamber House, said that the mutual trade and business relations could further be strengthened by participation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa business community.

He said the exhibition was scheduled to be held in June this year.

Abdul Kadir Osman said that trade volume between Somalia and Pakistan stood at $43 million, which could easily be enhanced up to $500 million.

He asked the KP businessmen to participate in the forthcoming exhibition in Somalia to strengthen bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries.

SCCI president Faiz Muhammad Faizi, SCCI former president Zahidullah Shinwari, FPCCI regional office chief coordinator, Muhammad Afzal, senior vice president, Engr Saad Khan Zahid, vice president Haris Mufti, executive committee members were present at the meeting.

Faiz Muhammad stressed the need for robust trade and business ties between Pakistan and Somalia and hailed the gesture of the Somali diplomat.

He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was lucrative destination for the foreign investors wherein they could export in pharmaceutical, PVC pipes, steel, aluminum, match, textile and food commodities, along with fresh fruits from the province.