ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim has asked for an early conclusion of Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) with Jordan. He said this while talking to Ambassador of Jordan to Pakistan, Saleh Abmed Al-Jawarneh who called on him on Tuesday. Initial meetings on FTA between Pakistan and Jordan were held early this year in Jordan in the month of April. The second round of talks would start in Pakistan in the month of July. The Ambassador reiterated his countrys support to the people of Pakistan in helping the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Ambassador of Egypt Magdy Amer also called on the Federal Minister. The Egyptian envoy said that private sector should come forward and boost trade between the two countries. The envoy was told that 100 per cent increase took place in trade volume in the last 4 years. To move forward, we could start with a Joint Study Group, which will lead to a Preferential Trade Agreement and finally a Free trade Agreement, Amin Fahim said. The Ambassador of Tunisia also called on the Federal Minister for Commerce. The Federal Minister told him that there were great opportunities for joint ventures in the field of textile industry between the two countries.