Nepal, Pakistan discuss over finalization of Free Trade Agreement


pakistan-nepal-economic-cooperationKATHMANDU, Sept. 23 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has stressed the need for early finalization of Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Nepal, the Radio Pakistan reported on Friday.

Sharif was talking to Foreign Minister Dr. Prakash Sharen Mahat who called on him on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York on Thursday.

The Prime Minister said the present bilateral trade volume of 135 million dollars needs to be enhanced.

He said the two countries can increase cooperation in agriculture, medicine, and infrastructure development.

On the occasion, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan is an important country of South Asia, and his country wants to promote ties with Pakistan.