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Islamabad, Mr. Chela Ram Kewlani, welcomed the High Commissioner of Kenya, Her Excellency NYAMBURA KAMAU, and her team during a reception at REAP House Karachi. On this occasion, Abdul Rahim Janoo, Ex-Chairman REAP, Rafique Suleman Kanoi, Convener REAP Kenya Committee Abdul Qayoom Paracha, Ex-Chairman REAP, Managing Committee members Mohammad Noman, Mazamil Rauf, Deepak Kumar, Mohammad Salman Paracha, and a large number of REAP members were present.

Chela Ram in his welcome address expressed that Pakistan maintains extremely friendly and cooperative relations with all rice buying countries. Pakistan has always been a reliable and trustworthy supplier of rice and has played a significant role in food security, particularly in the African region.

India, occasionally impose restrictions on their rice exports, but Pakistan has never halted its rice exports to its trading partner nations. Kenya and Pakistan share close relations founded on mutual respect and cooperation. Kenya is Pakistan’s largest trading partner in Africa, while Pakistan is one of the top importers of Kenyan tea. There are still significant opportunities to strengthen our trade and economic relations further. He believed that the High Commissioner’s visit to Kenya and Pakistan would be a valuable asset in enhancing trade and economic ties between the two nations.

Addressing the gathering, Abdul Rahim Janoo mentioned that Kenya is one of the most important market for Pakistani rice, and the two countries have enjoyed excellent and long-standing trading relations.

Rafique Suleman in his speech, briefed about current issues being faced by Pakistani rice exporters while exporting to Kenya.

Her Excellency, The Kenyan Ambassador expressed her gratitude for the warm welcome and said that by we will mutually identify the issues and will take necessary steps to resolve the same. We will take our Kenyan government authorities on board to resolve issues for the benefit of traders from Pakistan and Kenya.

In the end, Chairman REAP, Chela Ram Kewlani, Former Chairman REAP, Mr. Abdul Rahim Janoo presented REAP’s Shield as well as Sindhi Ajrak Topi to all the Officials of Kenyan High Commission.