9th Session of Pakistan-Australia Joint Trade Committee (JTC) was held at the Ministry of Commerce.

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ISLAMABAD: The 9th Session of Pakistan-Australia Joint Trade Committee (JTC) was held on 16th March 2023, at the Ministry of Commerce, Islamabad.

The Secretary Commerce, Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui in opening remarks mentioned that Pakistan values its trade relations with Australia.

He highlighted that Australia has emerged among the major development partners of Pakistan. Leader of the Australian delegation.

The leader of Australian delegation, Mr. Gary Cowan, First Assistant Secretary, North and South Asia Division, thanked the Pakistani side for hosting the 9th session of JTC and mentioned that Australia is looking forward to discuss matters of bilateral trade and mutual importance.

The Additional Secretary (Trade Diplomacy), Mr. Ahsan Ali Mangi led the Pakistani delegation during the JTC session.

Matters pertaining to market access,rights related intellectual property rights especially with regard to Pakistan rice exports, import procedures in agricultural, Information Technology and Trade promotion were discussed.

Both sides agreed to continue their mutual cooperation in the above-mentioned areas and further expand the bilateral relations.