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PR No. 120
PAK-TURK JOINT WORKING GROUP MEETING
Islamabad: February 13, 2020

The Joint Working Group on Trade and Investment of Pakistan and Turkey was held on February 13, 2020 under the 6th HLSCC held in Islamabad, Pakistan. Both sides reviewed the existing bilateral trade and agreed to increase the level of economic engagement to mobilize the untapped potential for increasing trade and investment. Two MoUs have been finalized by the Joint Working Group: one on Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation, and the other to reinforce cooperation in the field of Halal Accreditation. Both sides agreed to explore the possibilities of enhancing bilateral trade by mutually beneficial market access and trade facilitation. Both sides also agreed to encourage their businessmen to establish Joint Ventures in Industrial Sectors and cooperate in the field of E-Commerce. The Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) organised Pakistan-Turkey Business-to-Business (B2B) networking Session on 13th February, 2020 at Islamabad. The event was formally inaugurated by Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce. The Secretary welcomed the delegates and emphasized that the warm bilateral relations need to be translated into economic gains for both countries. Later, Prime Minister’s Advisor for Commerce, Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, also visited the venue and met each Turkish delegate. He assured them of Ministry of Commerce’s full support for in working in Pakistan and with Pakistani companies. The B2B meetings were held in the Engineering, Energy, Tourism, Construction, Defence, Automotive, Chemicals and IT sectors. Around 450 fruitful B2B Meetings were conducted between the visiting Turkish Companies and their Pakistani business counterparts.
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