ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey held their fifth round of the negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and achieved progress on the tariff lines proposed for concessions by both sides. In the negotiations held in Ankara from December 21-23, the Pakistani delegation was headed by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce Mian Asad Hayauddin and included officials of ministries of commerce, industries and textiles, Federal Board of Revenue and Engineering Development Board, said a press release received here Saturday. The sessions were also attended by Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Sohail Mahmood. The Turkish delegation was headed by Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Economy Husnu Dilemre and was assisted in talks by the officials of ministries of economy, and customs and trade.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2016.