PTA with Indonesia to help Pakistani exports to grow: Dastgir

JAKARTA: Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan says that Preferential Trade Agreement with Indonesia would help Pakistani exports to grow.


He was talking his Indonesian counterpart Enggartiasto Lukita during a meeting on the side lines of 12th World Islamic Economic Forum in Jakarta today.

He said that import of Palm Oil from Indonesia has exponentially increased the volume of imports from Indonesia and Pakistan will start importing coal from Indonesia in large quantities for electricity generation.

Khurram Dastgir urged to ensure implementation of MoU signed between the two countries for purchase of rice from Pakistan.

Indonesian Minister expressed the desire to find possibilities of converting the Agreement into a Free Trade Agreement.

He asserted that signing of full scale trade agreement would open new avenue for trade in goods.