May 12, 2019: Pakistani and Turkish officials held talks in Ankara to finalize Pakistan-Turkey Strategic Economic Framework aimed at boosting trade and commercial ties between the two brotherly countries.
Secretary, Economic Affairs Divison Noor Ahmed headed Pakistan delegation while Turkish delegation was led by Deputy Minister for Trade Gonca Yilmaz Batur.
During the talks considerable progress was made on discussing the draft SEF as well as a comprehensive plan of action.
It is expected that the finalized SEF would be adopted during the next meeting of the Pakistan Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council to be held in Islamabad soon that will be co-chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Broader areas of collaboration include textile, investment, industrial cooperation, banking and finance, transport and communication, low-cost housing, defence production, aviation, agriculture, water resource management, health and pharmaceuticals, transport and communication.