Commercial Consular Turkey visits Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Commercial Consular Turkey visits Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry

 

Islamabad, February 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): Turkey and Pakistan perceives similarity in various international and regional issues, stated by Haji Fazal Kadir Khan Sherani President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in a meeting with Mrs. Batul Akin, Commercial Consular of Turkey who visited FPCCI on Friday, 8th February 2013.

President FPCCI, Haji Fazal Kadir Khan Sherani said that Pakistan-Iran-Turkey train is a symbol of strong friendship. Bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey based on mutual understanding, Islamic tradition, history and culture. People of both the countries are affectionate, loving, and strongly supportive to each other.

He further highlighted the pattern of Pak-Turkey trade and informed that volume of bilateral trade has crossed US $ 1 (one) billion last year. Main reason of this improvement in bilateral trade is Pakistan’s export which stood at US $ 873 million. Trade analysis shows that bilateral trade between Pakistan and Turkey is increasing.

During the meeting some issues like countervailing duties on Pakistani textile also discussed. Both President FPCCI and Commercial Consular were agreed to negotiate PTA to enhance present volume of bilateral trade to US $ 2 billion which was the target set by President of Pakistan and President of Turkey few years back. It was also discussed that comparatively Turkey is economically strong in ECO members states thus it should lead and support the Pakistan-Iran-Turkey train project.

Mrs.Batul Akin, Commercial Consular of Turkey at Karachi had great sentiment and said that both Pakistan and Turkey are brotherly countries. Both have strong relations since long in the history. She further stated that Pakistan and Turkey have cultural similarity. She added that both countries create awareness about available potential for enhancing bilateral relations. Our relations are strategic and she was optimistic that her visit will pave growth in socio-economic relationship of Pakistan and Turkey.

The meeting was attended by Begum Salma Ahmed Vice President FPCCI, Mr.Amjad Rafi, Chairman, Pak-Turkey Business Council, Engr.M.A.Jabbar, Sheikh Manzar Alam, Chairman, FPCCI Standing Committees.

The meeting was concluded with the presentation of FPCCI crest to Mrs.Batul Akin, Commercial Consular of Turkey at Karachi.

For more information, contact:
Syed Masood Alam Rizvi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Shahra-e-Firdousi,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +9221 3587 4332
Email: info@fpcci.com.pk
URL: www.fpcci.com.pk

 
 
 

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