With the aim of boosting trade and development between the African continent and Pakistan, the first-ever Pakistan-Africa Trade Development Conference 2020 kicked off in Nairobi on Thursday.

Hosted jointly by Kenya and Pakistan, the conference has attracted over 500 delegates from the South Asian country and African states.

Executives of over 100 leading Pakistani companies, Pakistan’s trade and foreign ministers, government officials as well as business people and investors from African states are participating in the two-day conference to explore the untapped African market often dubbed as world’s “next big growth market”.

In his opening remarks, Pakistan’s Secretary

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