ISLAMABAD: Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai on Friday held a virtual meeting to discuss issues for the promotion of trade between the two countries.

It was the first official dialogue after the inauguration of the Biden Administration and assumption of charge by Ambassador Tai.

An official announcement said that Mr Razak congratulated the USTR on taking up her assignment.

While thanking the commerce adviser, Ambassador Tai highlighted the importance of US-Pakistan relations both on economic and strategic fronts. She also emphasised the importance of good communication to establish good relations and to address existing trade barriers. Both sides discussed US-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement and ways to take the process forward. The US travel advisory, intellectual property rights and the expansion of Covid-19 vaccines production were also discussed.

Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2021

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