WASHINGTON, Jun 25 :Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S., Asad Majeed Khan, has said that the key theme of meetings between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Imran Khan was enhancing of trade between the two countries as well as investment and economic relations.
According to a press release issued by the Pakistani embassy the ambassador made these remarks while participating in a virtual session of Global Pakistan Tech Summit, titled ” Enabling Technology Transfer from Silicon Valley to Pakistan,”
Mr Khan said that the U.S. remains one of Pakistan’s largest export destinations, there remains considerable potential for growth in the information technology (IT) sector. He also highlighted the investment incentives in the tech sector and the various initiatives taken by the Government of Pakistan to facilitate IT investors.
The ambassador stressed the need to overcome challenges associated with the stereotypical perception of Pakistan, which, he said, had remained a long-term and committed partner of the U.S.
The Acting Charge d’ Affaires of U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, John Hoover, who also participated in the discussion, acknowledged that there is a deep pool of talent and entrepreneurial culture in Pakistan and both U.S. and Pakistan need to work together to provide an enabling environment for small businesses and startups.
Hoover added that the U.S. is working with both public and private partners on a wide range of programmes to support and connect Pakistani entrepreneurs to the tech ecosystem in the U.S.
Najeeb Ghauri, Chairman NETSOL technologies and Ms. Shehab Niazi, Editor-in-Chief Startup Guide also shared their views on promoting entrepreneurship and startups in Pakistan as well as exploring ways to address the challenges associated with this sector.