Chinese delegation led by Zhang Shaoyun, Deputy Director General, Department of Commerce, Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region yesterday visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) and has shown keen interest to enhance business collaborations in textile sector of Pakistan. The 21-member delegation was representing textiles, garments, apparel and chemicals sector companies of China.
Speaking on the occasion, Zhang Shaoyun said that Pakistan was the fourth largest cotton producer in the world while China was leading exporter of textiles products. Thus both countries have great potential to complement each other and enhance cooperation in textile sector for achieving better growth.
Owing to the China’s modern textile technology and machinery, the collaboration would not only yield mutually beneficial outcomes but also help Pakistan’s textile industry to upgrade itself and improve productivity.
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Khalid Iqbal Malik, President ICCI said that textiles products played major role in Pakistan’s exports which are now focusing on value addition to achieve better results. He further added that due to high domestic labour cost, China was relocating its manufacturing units to other countries and stressed that it should consider Pakistan as its first choice to take benefit of our educated and skilled labour at affordable cost.