ISLAMABAD (APP) - Ambassador of Romania in Pakistan Emilian ION on Saturday offered the Pakistani businessmen to export their products, especially textile, garments, leather and chemical, to Romania. He said that Pakistan and Romania would start economic and cultural activities for enhancing bilateral cooperation amongst the business communities of the two countries. He made these remarks while addressing business leaders at ICCI. He exchanged views on common interests and agreed to strengthen bilateral and trade relations between the two countries. He said that last year Pakistan and Romania celebrated 45 years of diplomatic relations and built oil refinery in Karachi and jointly built two cement plants in Lasbella and Kohat. The Ambassador said that Romania is the seventh largest EU market, adding that it would provide support to Pakistani entrepreneurs to get the benefit of exporting their products to the EU countries. He informed that the Pakistan-Romania business council has launched a webpage that provides strong linkage for the exchange of business related information. He said that 85 percent of Romanian economy was in the hands of private sector. He offered joint venture in an IT company comprising 60 percent share of Romania and rest of 40 percent from Pakistan. Emilian ION proposed that youth of both countries should also be connected. In this connection, youth delegations of both the countries could be helpful in identifying more areas of cooperation to move forward because language was not a barrier for doing business, he added. In his welcome address, Mahfooz Elahi President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that the annual bilateral trade between Romania and Pakistan was very low which is around $ 150 million and underlined the need to further improve it. ICCI President said exchange of business delegations could pave way for exploring areas of common interest. He offered ICCI platform for display of Romanian products for promoting trade relations. Thus, they should come to Pakistan with capital and technology to take advantage of these opportunities. He said that construction of the monument which was dedicated to national poets of Romania and Pakistan, Mihai Eminescu and Allama Iqbal has brought a new bond of friendship and enhanced cultural relations between Romania and Pakistan.