State Investment Authority South Sudan Chairperson Joseph Kulang John has urged the rice exporters of Pakistan to establish direct links with importers of agricultural commodities of his country especially those importing rice to encash the huge potential lying in this sector. He made these observations during his visit to the head office of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap).
He was accompanied by Director General of South Sudan’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Development John Ijinu Lako. Reap former vice chairman Taufiq Ahmad Khan and Pir Nazim Hussain Shah threw light on efforts being made by the Association for enhancing rice exports from Pakistan.
7Joseph Kulang John said although South Sudan was a new country but it had a sound financial system that allowed business people to do their businesses in an environment conducive to co-operation with foreign traders. He said he had used Pakistani products especially rice. He said South Sudan was an oil-based economy and enriched with natural reserves such as petroleum and others, adding that being a new country South Sudan was dependent on other countries for its food requirements.