The Turkish president said on Friday that Turkish and Pakistani companies had signed 400 million USD of trade agreement.
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul said Turkish and Pakistani businessmen had told him that companies of the two countries had signed trade agreements worth 400 million USD.
"Cargo transportation by trains among Islamabad, Tehran and Istanbul will begin in August," Gul told reporters as he returned to Turkey from Pakistan.
Gul said this would shorten the distance between the two countries.
The trade volume between Turkey and Pakistan was 782 million USD in 2009.
Also, Gul said Turkey and Pakistan's friendship was contributing to the region.
Gul arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday, and met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani Parliament Speaker Fehmida Mirza, Senate Chairman Farooq Naek in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Gul attended the "Turkey-Pakistan Business Forum", and received Pakistan's State Medal.
Bilateral relations, regional issues, particularly Afghan-Pakistani relations and trilateral dialogue mechanism among Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey were main topics in Gul's meetings with Pakistani executives.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 03 Nisan 2010, 12:49