BRI offers to boost business and trade cooperation, experts
by Muhammad Asif Noor
ISLAMABAD, July 9 (China Economic Net)- Friends of BRI Forum, an initiative by the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS), organized a special webinar on “Cementing Business To Business Connections Through BRI” in order to enhance business connections amongst the countries under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
“Cementing Business To Business Connections Through BRI” webinar. [Photo/China Economic Net]
The speakers were in consensus that BRI is offering a tremendous opportunity to boost business and trade cooperation for a better world. There is a strong need to build collaborative efforts on BRI to build business-to-business connections, digital e-commerce platforms and expand trade linkages amongst the leading enterprises on BRI. BRI is providing immense opportunities to business leaders to connect and share prosperity amongst the communities. They highlighted that BRI is helpful to building long-term regional connectivity for peace and prosperity.
While moderating the session, Farhat Asif, President of the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) highlighted the primary aim of the initiative of Friends of BRI Forum. She said that the Forum is meant to connect Business, Media, Think Tanks and Academic Institutions amongst the 138 BRI countries.
Dr. Sebastien Goulard, Founder of OBOReurope & Cooperans emphasized the role of SMEs and their significance in tapping trade potential. Luciano Dalfino, CEO of Dalfino Reboli Delle Foglie & Partners explained the importance of Italy in BRI while Kaseem Tofailli, President of Arab Chinese Cooperation and Development Association highlighted the need for Arab countries under BRI to join hands. Gao Yangbin, Director of the Bangladesh China Chamber of Commerce and Industry explained that there is a need for better multinational cooperation on BRI through various projects and initiatives.
Faruk Boris, Executive Director of Center for the Promotion and Development of Belt and Road Initiative, shed light on the importance of Bosnia and its presence on BRI. Muhammad Omer, Chairman of Somalia-China Business Council (SCBC) explained the trade potential of Somalia. Dr. Adnan Hafeez, General Secretary at a Pakistan Chamber of Commerce in China highlighted the role that is required to bridge the gap between companies and opportunities on BRI. Liu Chuanwu, Founder and Chairman of Huahe International Business Consultancy, explained and highlighted his efforts to boost Pak-China investment and trade, foster city-to-city-ties, and enhance cultural exchanges.
A large number of media persons, journalists, students and academicians from different parts of the world attended the webinar.