Islamabad, February 17, 2014 (PPI-OT): H.E. Dr. Tawfiq Bin Fawzan Al Rabih, Saudi Minister for Commerce and Industry called on the Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan in his office today. The Saudi Minister mentioned the warm, cordial and brotherly relations between the two countries and desired to further strengthen the trade relations.
He assured his full cooperation in providing market access to Pakistani products in the Saudi market and proposed to hold a single country exhibition of Pakistani products in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Commerce Minister emphasized the need for early holding of Joint Ministerial Commission meeting wherein all the trade and investment issues could be discussed and future road map of trade relations may be chalked out.
Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Commerce warmly reciprocated the sentiments of Saudi side and emphasized on boosting the existing trade ties which are not commensurate with the excellent bilateral brotherly relations.
The Minister welcomed the suggestion of holding single country exhibition in Saudi Arabia and directed the authority concerned to organize the said fair at the earliest. He also agreed to hold Joint Ministerial Commission meeting in Riyadh (KSA) in the first half of April, 2014. It was further decided that a strong business contingent would be part of Pakistani official delegation for the Joint Ministerial Commission meeting.
The Minister further stated that Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif attaches special importance to our relations with Saudi Arabia and keeping in view excellent brotherly relations between the two countries, there is an urgent need to translate these into meaningful economic cooperation.
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