Mr. Ismail Asif, President SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SAARC CCI) visit CCPIT office in Chengdu, China

Mr. Ismail Asif, President SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SAARC CCI) during his recent visit to China met Mr. Li Gang, President China Centre for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) at CCPIT Office at Chengdu city of Sichuan Province of the Peoples’ Republic of China.


The objective of the meeting was to exchange views on deepening economic cooperation between Sichuan Province in and South Asian countries in particular and with China in general. Mr. Iqbal Tabish, Secretary General SCCI was also accompanied by President SAARC CCI.

President Li Gang welcomed the President and thanked SAARC CCI for its cooperation towards making Sichuan-South Asia Business Promotion Roundtable Seminar as a regular annual feature of CCPIT Sichuan activities.

President SAARC CCI while exchanging views on various areas of mutual cooperation, elaborated the CCPIT about SAARC Chambers Headquarters Building Project at Islamabad to be commenced soon. He sought assistance of CCPIT for interest free loan from any Chinese bank in order to complete the project as soon as possible. The President CCPIT assured cooperation in this regard.

SAARC CCI Headquarter Building is a state-of-art project at Islamabad. While pre-construction phase has been completed, the 12-story building comprising 2-basements, ground + nine floors will add beauty to Islamabad because of its unique structure. The Headquarters Building will help considerable expansion of SAARC CCI Secretariat so as to better serve its members and play more effective role towards achieving its objectives. The HQ Building project will be landmark achievement, which will not only help image building of the organization but also help promote intra-SAARC economic cooperation.

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