ISLAMABAD: Turkey intends to improve its trade volume with Pakistan from $600 million to $1 billion, Grand National Assembly of Turkey Speaker Ismail Kahraman said. From 2002-2015 Turkey has invested around $170 billion in different fields of Pakistan. Kahraman said that both countries shared the same cultural and religious values and through economic cooperation, they need to expand external trade ties. He emphasised on enhancing parliamentary relations as being key factors in mutual cooperation. Talking about the visit of Turkish Finance Minister Mustafa Iritash to Pakistan, the speaker said that both sides have agreed to collaborate in terms of economy. Responding to a question, Kahraman said both countries are facing the threat of terrorism and both had to form a composite strategy together to cope with this menace.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2016.
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