Pakistan, Turkey: Businessmen discuss how to boost trade

They gather under special networking session during Erdogan’s visit

Anadolu Agency February 14, 2020
Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD/ KARACHI: Pakistani and Turkish businesspeople gathered in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss ways to enhance bilateral trade and investment.

The gathering was held at a special networking session, which was organised by Pakistan’s commerce ministry during the two-day visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said a statement issued by the ministry.

Accompanying Erdogan in his visit, the Turkish business delegation comprised leading business representatives from engineering, energy, tourism, construction, defence, automotive, chemicals, information technology and other sectors.

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More than 200 prominent businessmen from Pakistani counterpart sectors, leading trade bodies, including the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, several government organisations and Pakistan-Turkey Friendship Association attended the session.

“The objective of this initiative was to bring businessmen from Turkey and Pakistan under one roof to explore ways of enhancing trade and investment,” the statement added.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2020.

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