In an attempt to improve trade relations with the US and explore trade opportunities, Pakistan has signed a sister city agreement for its industrial metropolis, Sialkot, with southwest suburb of Chicago.
“Signing of Sister City Agreement between Sialkot and Bolingbrook will create an array of new opportunities in the field of business and would greatly improve contacts between these cities,” Ambassador of Pakistan to US Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said during his first visit to Chicago.
“This agreement would be a landmark development in the seven decades long Pak-US relations” he added. Chaudhry signed the agreement with the Mayor of Bolingbrook on behalf of the Municipal Corporation of Sialkot.
During a meeting with Congressman Peter Roskam, the envoy briefed him about the rapid economic development of the country. Ambassador Chaudhry, during a meeting with a business forum in Washington, also invited the US multinational firms to explore the investment opportunities in the country by taking advantage of the favorable investment climate.
“The improved security situation is having a dynamic effect on our economy and Pakistan is attracting foreign investment from all over the world,” he said in a statement. Ambassador Chaudhry also stressed on the need to bring the US travel advisory in accordance with the positive reality of today’s Pakistan. Members of the forum also said that they are looking forward to benefit from the new investment opportunities in Pakistan.