ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states have agreed to explore bilateral trade and investment opportunities.

The first meeting of Joint Committee of Pakistan and EFTA member states was held in Geneva.

The possibility of a Preferential Trade Agreement between Pakistan and EFTA was discussed in the meeting.

Secretary Commerce Mohammad Younus Dagha led the Pakistani side and showcased Pakistan’s open and friendly investment policies, with the recent rise in inward investment in the country.

He said the developments under CPEC are a particular milestone, which will be beneficial for not only the region but also for European investors in Pakistan.