A meeting was held with the representatives of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan
On November 23, 2020, at the Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a meeting was held with a delegation led by the President of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the city of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, Sherbaz Ilyas Gazanfar Bilour.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Pakistani side was familiarized with the policy of positive neutrality of Turkmenistan, events in honor of the 25th anniversary of the permanent neutrality of the country, as well as with a virtual exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan. In addition, videos and presentations were shown about trade-economic and oil and gas complexes, as well as about products manufactured for export.
Then the parties discussed the prospects for the development of trade and economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Noting its great interest in developing trade cooperation with the countries of Central Asia, in particular with Turkmenistan, the Pakistani side emphasized the important role of the transport and transit corridor.
In this context, the parties discussed the issue of preparing and concluding a Free Trade Agreement, which could create a transport-transit corridor Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan for free shipping of goods. It was noted that this corridor will create the possibility of access to the sea through the Pakistani ports of Gwadar and Karachi.