Pakistan, US to hold talks on strengthening trade ties

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the United States will discuss expanding trade relations as top officials of the two countries hold Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council Meeting here on Tuesday.

Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan will lead the Pakistani delegation while United States Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman will head the American side at the meeting,

In line with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s emphasis on advancing bilateral relations on the basis of stronger trade, Islamabad seeks greater trade access for its products to the world markets, particularly the United States, which is one of largest trading partners of the country.

During the visit, Commerce Minister Khan will also address a gathering of American think tank experts at Washington’s Atlantic Council and illustrate Islamabad?s policy with regard to “Pakistan’s Bilateral and Regional Trade Priorities.”