Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to explore the possibilities of further economic integration through improved railways and road connectivity besides taking concrete measures to expand their bilateral trade and investment. The decisions came during the meeting of the Foreign Secretaries as part of regular bilateral political consultations in Ankara. Pakistan delegation was led by Foreign Secretary, Salman Bashir and the Turkish side by their Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Feridun Hadi Sinirlioglu. The two sides took stock of the entire spectrum of the bilateral relations including political, economic and trade, defence, cultural and education fields between the two countries. Foreign Secretary, Salman Bashir noting the special nature of Pakistan-Turkey relations stressed the need for translating these excellent ties into more meaningful cooperation in the economic field. It was agreed that the forthcoming meeting of Joint Economic Commission to be held in Ankara in near future, will take up proposals for expanding bilateral trade and as well as investments in energy, infrastructure and social sector development.