Diplomatic Forum celebrated 5th Diplomatic & Foreign Investment Award 2019 at Chief Minister House Sindh
Diplomatic Forum for Socio Economic Foundation in collaboration with Investment Department, Government of Sindh organized 5th Diplomatic & Foreign Investment Award 2019. The ceremony held at Chief Minister House Sindh was attended by more than 500 people including Diplomats of around 20 countries, members of national & provincial assemblies, different secretaries, government officials and local & foreign businessmen and investors. Honorable Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah was the Chief Guest of the ceremony.
The event started by the welcome speech of Rear Admiral (Retd.), Tanveer Ahmed, Patron-in-Chief, Diplomatic Forum where he highlighted the work of the forum for the social & economic development of Pakistan.
Other respected speakers included Mr. Zeeshan Niaz Ahmed, Chairman, Mass Entrepreneurship & Innovation Committee, Diplomatic Forum who presented the newly launched mobile-commerce platform which he has built with the support of Diplomatic Forum.
Mr. Ahsan Ali Mangi, Secretary, Investment Department, Govt. of Sindh also spoke about the emerging investment opportunities in the Sindh province and highlighted the special economic zones. He further motivated foreign & local investors to invest in Sindh and announced the benefits of doing that.
Mr. Muhammad Asif Haroon, Founder & president, Diplomatic Forum during his speech said that “Diplomatic Forum is solely working for the national interest and no individual interest is involved in this”. He also announced that Diplomatic Forum is going to Sign an MOU with United Kingdom (U.K.) UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry to promote bilateral trade and investments between the two countries.
In Last, Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah congratulated all the award recipients and said that “I am truly impressed to see the quantum of work and efforts of the Diplomatic Forum for Socio Economic Foundation in organizing this extremely successful ceremony”. He further assured and said that “Pakistan and Sindh province are extremely attractive and safe place for all types of investment.”
The ceremony also had an MOU signing ceremony where President, Diplomatic Forum & President, UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry signed MOU for the promotion of bilateral trade amongst both countries.
The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Mubeen A. Durrani, Head of Marketing & Corporate Relations, Diplomatic Forum & Skills Valley.
Following the Diplomats received award based on investment inflow data provided by state bank of Pakistan from Honorable Chief Minister of Sindh. 1,585.8 Million US$ H.E. Wang Yu, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, H. E. Guo Chunshui, Counsellor of People’s Republic of China, 92.3 Million US$ Mr. Jimmy Mauldin, Political and Economic Chief Consulate General of the United State of America, – 79.6 Million US$ H. E. Muhammad Abdullah Al-Khaledi Consul General of Kuwait, 56.9 Million US$ H.E. Toshikazu Isomura Consul General Japan, 56.6 Million US$ H.E. Ms. Anna Ruffino Consul General of Italy, 47.1 Million US$ H.E. Eugen Wollfarth Consul General of Germany, 29.8 H.E. Tolga Ucak Consul General of Turkey, 17.4 Mr. Mohammad Abdul Wahab Al Torairi Acting Consul General of Saudi Arabia, 14.4 H.E. Yaser Isa Ajlan Al-Heddi Consul General of Bahrain, 12.9 H. E. Didier Talpain Consul General of France, 5.4 Mr. Bakheet Ateeq Al- Remeithi Consular of UAE, – 4.6 H.E. Mishal Mohammad Al Ansari Consul General of Qatar, – 3.9 H.E. Mohammad Nasser Hamed Al Mabsali Consul General of Oman and Diplomatic Relation Award to H.E. Totok Prianamto Consul General of Indonesia, H.E. G.L. Gnanatheva Consul General of Sri Lanka, Mr. Nguyen Hong Tien Commercial Counsellor of Vietnam, Mr. Hamidullah Tarin Acting Consul General of Afghanistan.