The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has opened an ASEAN Facilitation Desk to facilitate the business community in exploring opportunities of trade, exports, business and investment with ASEAN countries. H.E. Nguyen Tien Phong Ambassador of Vietnam to Pakistan and Chairman ASEAN Committee in Islamabad inaugurated the ASEAN Desk as Chief Guest. H.E. Adam M. Tugio Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Chakkrid Krachaiwong Ambassador of Thailand, H.E. Win Myint Ambassador of Myanmar, Deddy Faisal Bin Ahmad Salleh Deputy Head of Mission of Malaysia and Abdul Mubdi Osman Deputy Head of Mission of Brunei Darussalam were also present at the occasion. At the occasion, H.E. Nguyen Tien Phong Ambassador of Vietnam to Pakistan and Chairman ASEAN Committee in Islamabad congratulated ICCI for opening ASEAN Desk as it would play a positive role to improve trade and investment relations between Pakistan with ASEAN countries. H.E. Adam M. Tugio Ambassador of Indonesia said that the business community of Pakistan should focus on ASEAN countries for trade and exports as it was a huge market for business and investment activities. The diplomats of Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam also spoke at the occasion and said that ASEAN was a very promising region for business relations and urged that Pakistani business community should capitalize on these opportunities.
Muhammad Shakeel Munir, former President ICCI briefed the ASEAN countries diplomats about the purpose of opening ASEAN Facilitation Desk at ICCI. He said that the Desk would provide business related information to the business community and help them in promotion trade and economic relations with ASEAN market.
Zafar Bakhtawari-former President, Jamshaid Akhtar Sheikh-former Senior Vice President, Muhammad Faheem-former Vice President ICCI also spoke at the occasion.