4th Session of Pakistan-Vietnam Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) held in Islamabad
The 4th Session of Pakistan- Vietnam Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) was held on 3rd October, 2017 in Islamabad. Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan, Secretary Economic Affairs Division led the Pakistani delegation whereas Mr. Cao Quoc Hung, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade, Socialist Republic of Vietnam led the Vietnamese delegation. Both sides discussed and agreed to initiate steps to enhance bilateral trade and economic cooperation in Agriculture, Information Technology, Education, Health, Investment & Banking and Industrial Sectors.
Two sides developed consensus for frequent interaction of trade bodies and trade exhibitions in order to enhance the volume of bilateral trade in coming years. The Vietnamese Government reiterated its un-flinched support for Pakistan’s full dialogue partnership with ASEAN which will usher in new vistas of cooperation in the fields of trade and investment between the two countries. Pakistani Government proposed Vietnamese side to move forward on Preferential Trade Agreement leading to full FTA. It will also be discussed in the meeting of Joint Trade Committee (JTC) scheduled on 5th October, 2017 in Islamabad. On the sidelines of the JMC Mr. Cao Quoc Hung, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade paid courtesy call on Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi Federal Minister of Industries and Production.