PM Visit To Boost Pak-Uzbek Trade, Economic Relations: Razak Dawood
Muhammad Irfan 19 days ago Thu 15th July 2021 | 12:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Jul, 2021 ) :Advisor to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood on Wednesday expressed his confidence that the two-day (July 15-16) visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Uzbekistan will boost trade and economic relations between the two countries.
Speaking about the visit, the Advisor on Commerce, who was in Tashkent to attend the Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meeting ahead of the Prime Minister's visit said, two sides were expected to sign a number of Joint Venture agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs).
The Advisor on Commerce said during the JMC held today the two sides discussed ways and means for cooperation in the areas of railways and transport (trucking), as well as for easing the customs procedures.
He said the joint Pakistan-Uzbekistan Business Council meeting was also held in Tashkent today during which Pakistani businessmen and their counterparts from Uzbekistan had good discussion for enhancing bilateral trade activities.
Meanwhile, businessmen from Pakistan, who had gone to Tashkent, to attend the meeting of Pak-Uzbek Business Council appreciated the vision and policies of the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan to enhance trade and business relations with Central Asian Republics (CARs).
Muhammad Riaz, a Pakistani businessman from Citrus Industry said the Ministry of Commerce had provided them a good opportunity to interact with Uzbek businessmen, which will help promote regional trade.
Muhammad Usman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marhaba Laboratories said that the trade conference will have positive impact on bilateral trade and cooperation for mutual benefit.
Khurshid Barlas, Chairman Regional Trade Committee RCCI said though it was late but a very important event.
He said that the discussion between the two sides should focus on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and other important issues such as communication and logistics to ensure easy access of Pakistani products in Uzbek market.