ISLAMABAD: A five-day Pakistan-China Business Friendship Conference began in Islamabad on Monday.
The conference has been organized by Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the Board of Investment and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.
Inaugurating the Conference, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan said improved law and order situation in Pakistan will attract foreign investment.
He said meetings between Chinese delegation and traders of Pakistan will promote trade between the two countries. He expressed the hope that the trade volume between the two countries will be increased to thirteen billion dollars this year.
The Commerce Minister said China is a major partner and reliable friend of Pakistan.
Addressing the Conference, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said the friendship conference will strengthen trade relations between Pakistan and China.
He expressed the hope that forty-six billion dollars Chinese investment on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will go up to hundred billion dollars.
The Minister said CPEC will benefit three billion population of the region.
The conference is being attended by a hundred member delegations from China, heads of Chinese Companies working in Pakistan and prominent traders and businessmen of Pakistan.