ANKARA, Turkey: The Minister of Trade of Turkey Dr. Mehmet Mus met Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Ankara on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the prime minister underscored the importance of deepening economic engagement and realizing the true potential of business, trade, and investment between Pakistan and Turkey.
Turkish Minister of Trade Dr. Mehmet Mus calls on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Ankara on 1st June, 2022. Both sides emphasized on the importance of increased bilateral trade between Pakistan and Turkey.
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The prime minister noted that his visit to Turkey included engagement with the Turkish business community in order to focus on strengthening trade and investment relations.
Underlining the need to increase bilateral trade, Shahbaz Sharif highlighted the importance of early finalization of trade in goods agreement, which would open up new opportunities to boost bilateral trade across various sectors to the benefit of both economies and Countries.
The prime minister also noted that the connectivity projects between Pakistan and Turkey, in particular Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) Cargo Train, would provide additional avenues for the traders on both sides to conduct business efficiently and expeditiously.
The prime minister underlined that the business community from both sides must expand their networking and explore new opportunities for joint ventures.
It was agreed to constitute a Joint Task Force under the coordination of the Turkish Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Commerce Pakistan to develop a comprehensive road map covering the issues connected to bilateral trade, including logistics, banking, customs and agriculture.
The Turkish Trade Minister Dr. Mehmet Mus concurred with the prime minister on realizing the true potential of the trade between the two Countries and assured of full cooperation in this regard.