PR No. 100 Rice Exporters Delegation from Pakistan eyeing big deals in the Kingdom Islamabad

A 14 member joint delegation of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) and Pak-Saudi Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PSJCCI), headed by Mr. Shah Jan Malik Vice Chairman REAP visiting Saudi Arabia from 11-19 May, 2017, as part of trade promotion activities to increase export of rice to the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, says a press release received here today from Jeddah.


Mr. Shehryar Akbar Khan Consul General of Pakistan has appreciated the initiative taken by the Rice Exporters of Pakistan, and hoped that these efforts would support our efforts to increase the exports of rice to the Kingdom. He shared that the Consulate is making an extensive program for the delegation which includes meetings with Makkah and Jeddah Chambers, Business to Business Networking Session and Meetings/Visits to the leading Supermarkets and Hypermarkets of the Western Region.


Mr. Mian Mehmood the President of Pak-Saudi Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that Saudi Arabia imports over USD 1 Billion worth of rice every year making great opportunity for REAP to further increase the export of rice. He said that the joint Chamber of both the Countries is playing a very vital role in promoting trade in all the sectors between the two brotherly countries.


Sheikh Mahzen Batterjie Vice Chairman Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has welcomed the visit of the delegation and said that such bilateral visits are necessary to increase the bilateral trade, commerce and investment between both the countries.


Members of the delegation are very confident that they will meet their objective and the visit will be fruitful. They are hopeful that there is tremendous scope for the export of Pakistani Basmati rice to Saudi Arabia, because of its supreme quality, unique aroma and taste. This is the reason why Pakistani basmati rice is very popular worldwide including Saudi Arabia. Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan has been making candid efforts to promote Pakistani rice which has resulted in exponential increase in the popularity of Pakistani rice across the globe.