Commerce adviser updates PM on trade prospects with Uzbekistan

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood called on Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan here on Tuesday and briefed him about the trade potential existing between Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

The commerce adviser apprised the prime minister about his recent visit to the Central Asian state and briefed him about the prospects of bilateral trade.

Earlier on February 2, the two countries agreed to enhance bilateral trade relations by entering into a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA).

The two sides discussed enhancing banking cooperation, working on rail and road connectivity matters and establishment of off-dock terminals. They also resolved to cooperate in shipping, textile, engineering and IT sectors.

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It is pertinent to mention here that the Uzbeks have invited Pakistan business delegations to organise a joint exhibition in Tashkent in June this year.

On February 1, Dawood had met with Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan President Adkham Ikramov to discuss cooperation in textile, leather and engineering sectors.



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