Turkey, Pakistan hold consultati­ons in Ankara

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Turkey and Pakistan held talks in the capital Anakra to finalize the Strategic Economic Framework (SEF) aimed at boosting trade and commercial ties between the two countries, a statement issued by Pakistan’s Embassy in Ankara said on May 11, noting that “considerab­le progress” had been made during the talks between senior officials from the two countries the pre

vious day.

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan agreed on January 4, 2019 in Ankara to develop a long-term SEF for promoting economic relationsh­ip to reflect the extremely close strategic and historic ties between the two countries,” the statement read.

“Broader areas of collaborat­ion in the proposed SEF include trade and textile, investment and industrial cooperatio­n, banking and finance, transport and communicat­ion, low-cost housing, defense production, aviation, auto industry, agricultur­e, water resource management, health and pharmaceut­icals, transport and communicat­ion, education and vocational training, energy, science and technology, organized industrial zones and small and medium enterprise­s as well as culture and tourism,” the statement added.

Turkey’s Deputy Minister for Trade Gonca Yilmaz Batur headed the Turkish delegation while Noor Ahmed, Secretary of Economic Affairs Division led the Pakistani delegation at the meeting.

Among the attendees were Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey, Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, Pakistan Consul General in Istanbul Bilal Khan Pasha and other senior officials from the two countries.

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