Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan visited Pakistan Pavilion at SIAL ME Food Exhibition 2012 Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi: 26th November, 2012
By: Zulfiqar Shah
Pakistan has emerged as an important player of food supplies to the UAE and
the Gulf region particularly in rice, meat, poultry, sea food, fruits & vegetables
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, Jamil Ahmad Khan said this after
inaugurating the Pakistan Pavilion at the SIAL Middle East Food Exhibition at
the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Jamil Ahmed khan said Pakistan’s exports of food products to the UAE have
increased to over US$ 500 million and more than US$ 1 billion to the GCC
region. However, he underlined a dire need of value addition which can only be
achieved by establishing Brands in the region and spending on the marketing
Khan pointed out that it was a matter of great pride and honour for Pakistan
pavilion that it was specially visited by H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs and
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and other members of the
The Ambassador assured that the all those visiting the Pakistan Pavilion will
have a chance to meet with the leading food suppliers during the three-day
event at this dedicated business platform.
He pointed out that SIAL ME Food Exhibition, a global industry event, has
become a truly international brand and we feel pleasure to be a part of it for the
second time in its third edition in Abu Dhabi.
This is a platform from which Pakistan could immensely benefit due to its
regional proximity and for its low unit price of food export items as compared
to other competing countries, he added.
He hoped that SIAL Middle East platform will facilitate the Pakistani
exhibitors both in product and geographic diversifications.
SIAL Middle East is a part of SIAL Group, the world’s largest network of
professional business to business food exhibitions, which include SIAL Paris,
SIAL China, SIAL Canada, and SIAL Brazil.
Pakistan Pavilion has been established for the second time in this exhibition
with six companies participating from Pakistan under the banner of Trade
Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).