U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited Islamabad to open the third U.S.-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference, an event intended to engage the private sectors from both the United States and Pakistan, strengthen business-to-business ties, and boost bilateral trade and investment. Addressing an audience of more than 400 people, many attending from overseas, the Secretary applauded the work being done by the Pakistani and American private sector companies represented. She commended them for engaging with government agencies seeking to improve Pakistan’s business and investment climate and called on them to continue their efforts to expand trade and investment between Pakistan and the United States.

“The friendship between our two countries is strong,” said Secretary Pritzker. “In addition to the work we do as government leaders, American businesses have a critical role to play as we seek to deepen our economic partnerships around the world and here in Pakistan.”