Prince Thumbu Muzi Dlamini, Son-in-Law of Nelson Mandela has said that the honorary Consulate of Swaziland is going to be established in Islamabad very soon.
He was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar, Executive Committee Members Haji Asif Saher, Zeeshan Sohail Malik, Yasir Khursheed, Fiaz Haider, Aqib Asif and former EC member Dr. Shahid Raza Prince Magudvulela, Senator in Swaziland Parliament also spoke on the occasion.
Prince Thumbu Muzi Dlamini said that there is a dire need to enhance trade volume between Pakistan and the whole of South Africa. He said that infrastructural development in Pakistan is very much impressive and Pakistani companies can avail huge opportunities available in the region. The Prince said that governments of both countries should take immediately start direct flights to facilitate the business community.
Senator of Swaziland Parliament Magudvulela said that there is a need to upscale trade between Pakistan and Swaziland. He also said that both countries have their own strengths. Swaziland has a majority of the Muslim community and the people have a unique culture.
He said that there should be an exchange of cultural activities among both countries. The LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said that the Lahore Chamber has always taken a keen interest in developing close liaison with important personalities like you to improve the ties between Pakistan and Swaziland.
He said that Swaziland is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa. Pakistan has a wide range of export items and we can easily cater to the needs of Swaziland’s market. He said that we can achieve quick results if there is regular interaction among the representatives of private sectors.
He said that for enhancing the trade between Pakistan and Swaziland, there is a tremendous potential for Swaziland to import textile items, leather goods, food products (especially rice & meat), sports goods and light engineering equipment, etc. from Pakistan.
He informed the honorable guests that the LCCI businessmen delegation visited Mauritius, South Africa, and Swaziland in May 2017. It was indeed a great honor for the delegation that Honourable Prime Minister and Cabinet Members of Swaziland met with our delegates.
He also informed them that the Lahore Chamber is planning to take a delegation to visit major countries of Africa in the coming months. LCCI is especially focusing on the African Continent to explore new markets for Pakistani exports.