A joint committee aimed at boosting trade between Pakistan and the European Economic Community began its task in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday (28 April).
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SV Mr. Naik and M. Loeff shake hands
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: MR. NAIK: "As pointed out by the leader of the Pakistan delegation at the time of the signing ceremony of the commercial cooperation agreement, I would like to reiterate that my government attaches great importance to our trade relations with the community, not only because the EEC is the biggest trading partner of Pakistan, but also because of the fact that concerted action for future cooperation in this field and expansion of trade would be in the mutual interest of the contracted parties."
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Background: A joint committee aimed at boosting trade between Pakistan and the European Economic Community began its task in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday (28 April).
SYNOPSIS: The eight man delegation came to the EEC's headquarters for the opening session. Its leader was Commerce Secretary Ejaz Ahmed Naik. Because Britain's entry into the Common Market four years ago reduced their bilateral trade, Pakistan is eager to strengthen trading ties with the Mine, as Mr. Naik explained.
The committee is already considering sending experts in various fields to Pakistan and recruiting European contractors, who could handle both production and retail coordination needs for Pakistan.