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Pakistan-India to resume trade talks

KARACHI:  The trade talks between Pakistan and India that remain suspended for 16 months will start from January 15, ARY News reported.

The Commerce Secretaries of Pakistan and India will hold a meeting in New Delhi on January 15 to discuss trade-related issues, however the major sessions of trade talks between the two countries will be held after the general election of India. 

Furthermore, Minister for Commerce and Textile Khurram Dastagir Khan will reach New Delhi on Janry 16 to attend the SAARC Business Leaders Conclave. Khurram Dastagir Khan is like to meet his Indian counterpart, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma during his visit.

The Commerce Secretaries of the two countries met last time in September, 2012.

 The bilateral trade between the Pakistan and India for the year 2012-13 was recorded at $2.60 billion.
It is expected that following the meeting of secretaries, ministers of both the countries will announce meetings for free trade between the two countries.





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