Commerce Ministry co-hosts B2B forum between Pakistani, Turkish businesspersons

ISLAMABAD: At the occasion of Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif visit to Turkey, Ministry of Commerce co-hosted a B2B forum attended by more than 150 Pakistani and Turkish businesspersons, traders and investors.

The delegation of Pakistani businesspersons, put together by Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, represented the sectors with considerable potential of exports to Turkey such as Engineering, Agrofood, Pharmaceuticals, Rice, IT and Textiles etc., says a statement issued here on Thursday.

Syed Naveed Qamar, Federal Minister for Commerce, who is accompanying the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, also attended meetings with his counterpart Dr Mehmet Minister of Trade of Turkey and discussed the way forward to enhancing bilateral trade in commensurate with the untapped bilateral potential.

The both sides underscored the importance of early finalization of Preferential Trade Agreement in Goods which would open up new opportunities to boost bilateral trade across various sectors and it would be mutually beneficial. Speaking with Pakistani and Turkish businesspersons, Syed Naveed Qamar, emphasized the need to increasing B2B engagements for strengthening trade and investment relations between the brotherly countries of Pakistan and Turkey.

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