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December 21, 2010

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Australia offers technology, vocational training to Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistani businessmen could take advantage of Australian technological advancements in power generation, agriculture, livestock, sports goods, information technology and health and education, the head of a visiting Australian delegation said.
Amanda Fazio, Chairperson State Senate New South Wales and leader of the eight-member Australian delegation, was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday.Fazio underlined the need for boosting economic ties between Australia and Pakistan as the meagre volume of trade does not reflect the cordial relations between the two countries.
She offered Pakistan to avail Australian expertise in vocational training, claiming that Australian vocational training modules were the best in the world. “Pakistani goods are best in the world and have a huge potential in Australian market,” Mrs Fazio said.
She also stressed the need for frequent exchange of business delegations so that both sides could have first-hand knowledge of the available opportunities. Mrs Fazio said that another Australian delegation relating to furniture would be visiting Pakistan in March 2011. She said that Pakistan-Australia Business Council would focus on increasing trade between Punjab and New South Wales.
Speaking on the occasion, the LCCI President Shahzad Ali Malik said there were prospects for growth in trade and investment in agribusiness, education, mining for oil and gas exploration and IT and communications.
LCCI Vice President Sohail Azhar, former Senior Vice President Abdul Basit, Chairman Skill Development Council Rematullah Javaid, Pakistan Consul General in Sydney Hamid Asghar and Senior Vice President Pakistan Australia Business Council Kashif Amjad also spoke on the occasion.

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