ISLAMABAD - In a bid to further boost bilateral ties, Pakistan and Turkey are likely to abolish condition of visas for businessmen in the near future. Additionally, Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to commence periodic cargo train service beginning from August 2010. According to a joint press statement, released from Press Information Department of Pakistan on Friday, Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to accord high priority to further enhancement of multi-faceted and broad based cooperation through increased connectivity, promotion of bilateral trade and investment and further expansion of people to people contacts and exchanges. Representatives of both of the countries have expressed satisfaction in this regard at the ratification and entry into force of the bilateral Road Transport Agreement, which will allow transporters from either country access to territories of Turkey and Pakistan, said the joint press statement. Two brotherly countries are expected to achieve the target of $ 2 billon trade volume by the year 2012, through early finalisation of a strategic economic cooperation framework, as well as fast tracked trade facilitation and promotion measures, including early implementation of the Agreement on Abolition of Visas for Businessmen. The two sides will enter into bilateral preferential trade arrangements, unleashing free market opportunities in both countries. The two sides further agreed to coordinate positions and work closely with a view to ensuring earliest possible implementation of the ECO Trade Agreement, to which both countries are signatories. Pakistan and Turkey also agreed on Friday to utilise the Forum as a special purpose vehicle to encourage win-win partnerships among their respective corporate sectors. The analysts on Friday welcomed the signing of the memoranda of understandings in the fields of planning, agriculture and investments. The two sides have assured early implementation of the Agreements, with a view to benefiting fully from each others experience and expertise in the field of development. On Security and Military Cooperation, Pakistan and Turkey have decided to continue to broaden and deepen security cooperation in their campaigns against terrorism and extremism, illicit arms trafficking, as well as counter narcotics and human smuggling. In line with the existing Military Cooperation Agreements, they agreed to further intensify ongoing cooperation between Turkey and Pakistan in the area of military training and education, as well as promotion of trade and partnerships in the field of defence production and procurement. The two sides also reiterated following up the outcomes of the Trilateral Summit process between Pakistan, Turkey and Afghanistan.