Pakistan and Canada to hold bilateral trade talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Canada will hold trade dialogue on Monday that is aimed at promoting bilateral trade, between the two countries to its true potential.

According to a message received here, Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik, who is on a visit to Canada at the invitation of his Canadian counterpart, is scheduled to meet with Canadian Minister of International Trade Francois-Philippe Champagne to discuss all trade-related issues.

The current volume of bilateral trade has increased by 133 per cent during the last three years from Candian $732 million in 2013 to Candian $1.8 billion during the last year. Both sides recognise that there exists a huge potential for enhancing the existing bilateral trade.

Besides meetings with Canadian Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay and Minister for Immigration Ahmed Hussen, at Ottawa, the commerce minister is also expected to meet with the Canadian investors and businessmen at Montreal and Ontario Chambers of Commerce in Toronto.

He will also interact with the Canadian media.

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