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Indian high commissioner meets Pak FM, discuss bilateral relations, commerce

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal today met the country's foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar to discuss bilateral relations and recent developments like steps to boost commerce between the two countries.

world Updated: Oct 20, 2011 15:31 IST

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal on Thursday met the country's foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar to discuss bilateral relations and recent developments like steps to boost commerce between the two countries.

Sabharwal, who called on Khar at her office this morning, apprised her of recent developments in bilateral ties, including Pakistan commerce minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim's recent visit to India, official sources told PTI.

Upcoming meetings between the two countries, including talks between the commerce secretaries to be held next month, also figured in the meeting, the sources said.

During Fahim's visit to New Delhi, India and Pakistan agreed to double bilateral trade to six billion dollars within three years.

Foreign minister Khar recently said in parliament that Pakistan had decided in principle to give Most Favoured Nation status to India.

The Commerce Ministry is currently conducting consultations with businessmen and chambers of commerce and industry to finalise this process and to draw up a negative list of items that cannot be traded with India.