Islamabad: 4th Ministerial Summit of ECO Countries on Commerce and Trade is being held from July 11-13, 2011 in Kabul. Pakistan will be represented by Senior Minister of Commerce, Mr. Makhdoom Amin Faheem. The main focus of the Summit would be to decide a roadmap for multidimensial regional trade and strategy. Also, action plan for establishment of Free Trade Area in the region according to ECO Vision 2015 will be discussed. The trade volume between Pakistan and ECO countries according to 2009-10 figures is $2296.205 Million of exports and $1315.309 Million.
Earlier, on his arrival to Kabul today, Mr. Makhdoom Amin Faheem was received and warmly welcomed by high ranking Afghan Officials. In today’s activities of Honourable Senior Minister, a meeting is scheduled with his Afghan Counterpart and with Tajikistan’s Commerce and Trade Minister later in the day, in which they will discuss bilateral issues. A reception will also be hosted by the Afghan Commerce and Industries Minister in the honour of Senior Commerce Minister, Mr. Makhdoom Amin Fahim today. Tomorrow after the Summit, Honourable Minister will meet with Afghan President, Mr. Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
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