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Turkey, Pakistan agree to start cargo train service

Pakistan and Turkey – Two Islamic Countries with lot of differences

KARACHI: Consul General of Turkey Tolga Ucak has said Turkey and Pakistan agreed to start a cargo train service to promote bilateral trade relations.

The Turk Consul general on Tuesday held meetings with members of the business community to discuss possibilities of enhancing trade and commercial ties between the two countries.

During his visit to the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Tolga Ucak said that a cargo train service between Istanbul and Islamabad would soon be inaugurated and in this regard, all formalities were completed.

He said the initiative with a transit time of 9-10 days, will go a long way in the promotion of bilateral trade. He offered to organize a roadshow of Turkish products in Pakistan, expressing optimism that the volume of bilateral trade would enhance further in the post-coronavirus world.

The envoy assured the FPCCI of his support to the initiative undertaken by FPCCI and Turkey’s JBC for the joint activities between both countries.

Meanwhile, during his visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Tolga Ucak emphasized the need to encourage joint ventures in different sectors of the economy.

“Turkey can assist in setting up a tram service system in the port city, particularly at the coastal line of sea view, which would change the face of the metropolis and become a tourist attraction,” he added.

The Turkish official assured that the commercial section of the Turkish Consulate in Karachi is ready to fully help the city’s business & industrial community intending to improve trade and investment ties with their Turkish counterparts.