Ms Josephine Frantzen, Counsellor/Deputy Head of Mission, the Kingdom of Netherlands, visits the OICCI

Ms Josephine Frantzen, who recently took over as Counsellor/Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Netherlands, Islamabad visited the OICCI on November 10, 2017, for a courtesy call and to exchange ideas about how the Mission can coordinate with OICCI to promote investment and trade between Netherlands and Pakistan. She

The visitors were given a presentation which included the OICCI profile and activities of the Chamber, an overview of the result of the OICCI sponsored Business Confidence Index survey, wave 14, released in May 2017, some key information from the OICCI members Perception and Investment Survey 2015, OICCI Members Security related survey done in June 2017 – which shows further increase of members positive perception of the country’s security environment, snapshot of OICCI listed members success story reflected in the very good CAGR during the period 2009-16, an overview of the OICCI perspective of the country’s economy and opportunities for foreign investors in Pakistan, as well as the challenges and reasons for the low FDI inflow in recent years.

Ms Frantzen was also informed about the role played by the previous First Secretary of Economic Affairs in arranging a get together of Economic Counsellors from EU/Other countries and OICCI for an exchange of economic and business related information.

The Deputy Head of Mission thanked the OICCI for the informative presentation and queried whether OICCI, whose members are mainly MNCs would also support entry of Dutch SMEs into Pakistan. She was informed that in line with OICCI objective to support FDI into the country any form of FDI will be facilitated.

Both teams agreed to continue close coordination between the Dutch Diplomatic mission and OICCI to promote Pakistan and Netherlands Trade, business and Investment.

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