The Embassy of Pakistan in Bulgaria in collaboration with the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) organized the first-ever Online Joint Business Forum between the business communities of Pakistan and Bulgaria on 31st March 2021. Around 100 prominent companies from different sectors of the economy participated in the event from both sides.

Mr. Tsvetan Simeonov, President of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Mariam Aftab, Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Ahsan Ali Mangi, Secretary (TDAP) and Mr. Nasir Khan, Vice President, FPCCI spoke during the event. Detailed presentations were given by Invest Bulgaria, TDAP and Board of Investment of Pakistan on trade and investment opportunities in the two countries. FPCCI and BCCI also signed an MoU on the Establishment of Joint Business Council (JBC) between Pakistan and Bulgaria on the occasion.

The event was followed by a Question/Answer session during which business communities from both sides not only showed a keen interest by asking relevant questions but also put forward detailed suggestions for establishing strong business linkages between the two countries.