On 20 February, ESBA Secretary General Patrick Gibbels was invited at the private residence of HE The Ambassador of Pakistan to the European Union, Belgium & Luxembourg Ms. Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi for the official signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and the Belgian trade and export authorities.
The ceremony took place in a friendly setting, signifying the good relations between the two authorities. ESBA is pleased to have been a part of this positive development and with its good relationship with the Pakistani Embassy. Small businesses are of high importance to the Pakistani economy, as they are in Europe. Exhanging best practices can help improve the small business environment on both sides.