Oslo (Bureau Report)
The renowned Norwegian Pakistani businessman, Raja Nasir Hussain, was highly appreciated for his significant role in the enhancement of bilateral economic and trade ties specifically in the growth of Norwegian investment in Pakistan.
Besides looking after his personal business, the Managing Director of various companies based in Norway, including the international company Endow Invest. Raja has been working for better business ties between Pakistan and Norway for three decades including last seven-year’s services as Honorary Investment Counsellor of Pakistan to Norway.
Presenting an exceptional certificate in admiration for Raja’s thirty years of unusual services for Pakistan, the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Norway, Ms. Riffat Masood said, “We highly respect Raja Nasir’s commitment and his regard for his parent land Pakistan especially his efforts for bringing foreign investment into the country.”
The appreciation certificate was handed over to Raja Nasir Hussain in a graceful ceremony attended by a large number of people at Pakistan’s Embassy in Oslo, the Norwegian capital city.
Holding meetings, attending conferences, seminars and hosting dignitaries from both sides of Pakistan’s and Norway’s governments, Raja Nasir Hussain has worked with high ranking officials. The noteworthy efforts of Raja Nasir in the context of bilateral economic relations in last three decades were highlighted at this ceremony.
Raja Nasir who has so far hosted two Prime Ministers of Pakistan and one Norwegian Prime Minister in order to boost the Pakistan-Norway relations, has also used a successful back-channel diplomacy for growth of foreign investment in Pakistan.
His role in Norwegian investment in telecommunication and many other sectors in Pakistan cannot be discounted. The credit of Billions of Dollars of foreign investment in Pakistan goes to him during the last seven years of his tenure as the Investment Counsellor of Pakistan to Norway.
In the recent years, Raja Nasir brought Norwegian investment projects in shipping, airline, hydro power, solar energy and banking to Pakistan and these projects are expected to be implemented soon.
Raja Nasir expressed his gratitude to the Ambassador of Pakistan Ms. Riffat Masood for recognition of his efforts and said, “I was really impressed by working with the Ambassador Ms. Riffat Masood who transparently and honestly dealt with the Norwegian firms in order to bring their investment to Pakistan.” He added that, “Foreign investment has been an important tool for development of a country and Pakistan can also prosper by transparently utilizing the foreign investment.”