Turkey and Pakistan held talks in the capital Ankara to finalize Strategic Economic Framework (SEF) aimed at boosting trade and commercial ties between the two countries, a statement said on Saturday, ONA reports citing Anadolu Agency.
According to the statement issued by Pakistan’s Embassy in Ankara, a “considerable progress” was made during the talks between senior officials from the two countries on Friday.
“Broader areas of collaboration in the proposed SEF includes: 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.