BEIJING: Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan met the Secretary of Communist Party China of Yunnan Province Li Jiheng in Kunming, China.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction on the very successful 4th China-South Asia Expo especially Pakistan’s active participation with the largest country pavilion.

They also exchanged views on the current status of Yunnan province’s economic and commercial ties with Pakistan and agreed to focus on ways and means to further promote these ties in a comprehensive manner.

The Minister of Commerce suggested that bringing Pakistani agricultural products like rice and fruits to Yunnan could be an important step in this direction.

The Yunnan Party Secretary agreed that the two sides needed to work closely in this area.

In addition, it was also agreed that concerted efforts will be made to enhance people to people contacts and cooperation in important fields of science and technology, culture, tourism, and education.

The Minister is visiting Kunming to lead Pakistan’s delegation to the 4th China-South Asia Expo being held from 12 to 17th of this month.