Govt striving to enhance Pak-Sri Lanka trade, investment relations: Razak

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood on Tuesday said that the government was working to achieve its aim of enhancing trade and investment relations with Sri Lanka to commensurate with their bilateral ties.

“In line with our policy of enhancing regional trade and connectivity, a delegation of prominent businessmen has arrived in Sri Lanka for the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan on February 23-24, 2021,” the adviser said on his Twitter account.

He said Sri Lanka was a very important country for Pakistan as “we signed our first-ever Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with it”.

He said during the visit, the whole spectrum of bilateral trade and economic relations would be discussed, and a trade and investment conference would be held at Colombo on February 24.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have agreed to reactivate joint working groups to address technical issues hampering bilateral trade.

The advisor said that it was decided to conduct the next JWG meeting during the first half of the current year.

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