Pakistan and Australia have great potential to enhance trade ties by cooperating with each other in a wide array of fields, Pakistan’s Commerce Minister and Australian High Commissioner agreed.

“There is enormous potential between Pakistan and Australia for enhancing trade and cooperation in different fields” Federal Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan said after a meeting with Australian High Commissioner Margaret Adamson.

The honorable minister said that Australia cooperation with Pakistan and especially ministry of commerce in the field of Research is commendable.

“Australia is a role model for Pakistan in the fields of Agro Processing and Agriculture and Australian cooperation in these fields is indispensible for taking Pakistan’s agriculture to the 21st Century”, added the minister.

The Australian High Commissioner Margaret Adamson proposed training in different sectors for Pakistan for capacity building. She informed the commerce minister that in few weeks Australia will provide training to the department of Plant Processing in different aspects of Phytosanitary.

The High Commissioner also informed the minister that in the coming months a high level delegation visit is expected which will provide great boost to the bilateral relations between the two countries.

In another meeting with the newly appointed Pakistani High Commissioner designate to India, Mr. Sohail Mahmood, the honorable minister briefed the High Commissioner on the background of Pakistan and India trade relations.

Commerce Minister instructed the newly appointed High Commissioner that defending the territorial boundaries and safeguarding the national interest must be his top priority. “Regarding safeguarding Pakistan’s trade interests, cooperation and coordination between the ministry of commerce and ministry of foreign Affairs will continue to exist.