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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Calls on the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan received the visiting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today

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Prime Minister Imran Khan received the visiting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today. Welcoming Secretary Ross to Islamabad, Prime Minister said that his visit would help in realizing the shared vision of Pakistan-U.S. leadership to transform the bilateral relationship into a broad-based, multifaceted and economic-centred partnership.
Noting that the United States was Pakistan’s second largest trading partner and had a significant investment footprint in Pakistan, the Prime Minister underscored the need to take full advantage of trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan. He also stressed the importance of enhancing business-to-business cooperation between the two countries.
The Prime Minister underlined that Pakistan’s business friendly policies had led to vast improvement in the Ease of Doing Business in Pakistan. The Prime Minister also highlighted the huge potential in the areas of e-commerce and digital services as well as energy, mining, technology and agribusiness sectors that offered additional opportunities for U.S. corporate sector.
The Prime Minister shared Pakistan’s perspective on the grave situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and treatment of Muslims and other minorities in India. The Prime Minister also highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
Secretary Commerce Wilbur Ross’s visit to Pakistan is in follow-up of the understanding between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Trump, on upscaling Pakistan-U.S. trade and investment ties several-folds. The visit will impart a strong impetus to joint efforts for forging more robust economic engagement between the two countries.

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