UK, Pakistan aim to increase trade from current 1.9 billion pounds to 2.5 billion pounds by year 2015

ISLAMABAD: RT Hon Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Cabinet Minister & Chairman UK Conservative Party says there is over 1.9 billion pounds worth of annual trade flows between UK and Pakistan but “links between two countries are so strong that we are aiming to increase it in goods and services to 2.5 billion pounds by year 2015.”

“UK wants to see Pakistan become more prosperous. Whether it is work of education programs funded by UKAID or additional jobs provided by improved trade links, UK is investing in Pakistan’s future,” she said on arrival here Wednesday during which she will meet senior ministers, officials to take forward discussions held under Enhanced Strategic Dialogue launched during UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Pakistan last year.

Recognizing importance to boost economic, trade ties between UK & Pakistan as part of this dialogue, Baroness Warsi will also meet business community. She said: “Our governments are committed to co-operating on issues where we have shared interests including trade, security, education. Enhanced Strategic Dialogue launched by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani & Prime Minister Cameron last year allows both countries to explore these areas of mutual interest in spirit of understanding, confidence and respect.”

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