Malik-Champagne to discuss bilateral trade today

Staff Report
Monday - February 12, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Canada Pakistan will hold dialogue, today, aimed at promoting bilateral trade, commerce minister Pervaiz Malik is scheduled to meet with Canadian international trade minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

According to an official statement, the current volume of bilateral trade has increased by 133 percent during the last three years, from Canadian dollars (C$) 732 million in 2013 to C$1.8 billion during the last year.

Both sides recognise that there exists a huge potential for enhancing the existing bilateral trade.

Besides meetings with Canadian agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay and immigration minister Ahmed Hussen, at Ottawa, Malik is also expected to meet with the Canadian investors and businessmen at Montreal and Ontario chamber of commerce at Toronto.

He will also interact with the Canadian media.