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Pakistan, Argentine hold talks to boost trade ties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Argentine on Wednesday held talks in Islamabad to discuss ways to boost trade ties and to expand cooperation in diverse fields.
Pakistani delegation was headed by Secretary Commerce Younus Dagha while the Argentinean delegation was led by its ambassador to Pakistan Rodolfo Jose Martin Saravia in the meeting.
Talking to journalists, Younus Dagha said that Pakistan and Argentine have two hundred million dollars of annual bilateral trade which could be enhanced up to eight million dollars.
Both the delegations agreed to hold talks next year to finalize the free trade agreements, he said and added that the agreements will help reduce the trade deficit.
Pakistan’s export in textile, medicine and information communication will increase after the agreements with Argentina, said the secretary commerce.
Meanwhile Argentinean envoy Rodolfo Jose Martin Saravia offered Pakistan to take advantage of their expertise in the fields of livestock, food and meet processing technology. He said that they wanted to expand cooperation with Pakistan in the fields of chemicals and mining.