Visiting delegates from SAARC nations evinced interest in rice and pharmaceuticals, besides other articles being grown and manufactured in the state at the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX), being organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, here today. “The quality of rice is good but the price is little higher. We are at a negotiation stage. Our demand is quite big. If the understanding develops, we can develop long-term partnerships with traders in Amritsar,” he said. A young entrepreneur from Sri Lanka, Samudrika De Silva, said she met representatives from Indian companies dealing in stationery.