Finance Minister Ishaq Dar here chaired a meeting of all the economic ministries and related departments to review the preparations for the Pak-Iran Joint Economic Commission meeting on 8-9 December. The proposed agenda of the meeting was also discussed in detail. The plenary session of the JEC will be held on Monday.
A meeting between Finance Ministers of the two countries will precede the JEC session, setting the momentum for two-day discourse between Pakistan and Iran on enhancing cooperation in a broad range of areas including trade, economy, investment, industries, education, culture and tourism. Most importantly, Pakistan intends to explore possibilities for taking the trade cooperation to still greater heights.
The Minister directed the concerned Ministries to finalise their proposals for discussion encompassing all related aspects.
Pak-Iran economic relations, it may be added, were formalised in 1984 with the establishment of JEC which to date has held 18 meetings while the 19th session is scheduled to be held on 8-9 December in Islamabad.-PR
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT