H.E.Bilal Hayee, Ambassador of Pakistan to Azerbaijan lauded ICCI for bringing a big delegation to Azerbaijan and hoped that it would strengthen business linkages between the two countries and help improve bilateral trade ties. He said that after the start of direct flights, efforts were afoot to establish road links between Pakistan and Azerbaijan that would help in improving bilateral trade relations as well.
The representatives of the Small and Medium Business Development Agency of Azerbaijan said that his country was offering good incentives to local and foreign SMEs and invited Pakistani SMEs to set up their businesses in Azerbaijan and export their products to the huge market of Central Asian States. An Agreement of Cooperation was signed between Pak-Azerbaijan Economic Cooperation Chamber (PAKAZCHAM) and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) to promote business linkages between the private sectors of Pakistan and Azerbaijan. ICCI also discussed the possibilities of establishment of a warehouse in Baku with SMB to display Pakistani marble and granite products. Khurram Javaid Bhatti President and Yusif Abdullayev Acting President Export & Investment Promotion Agency of Azerbaijan also spoke at the occasion and hoped that the visit of ICCI delegation would start a new chapter of growing business and investment relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan.
A cake cutting ceremony was also held to celebrate the 30 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan.