Federal State Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastigir Khan of Pakistan is visiting Korea on July 7-8, 2015 at the invitation of Minister of Trade, Industry & Energy Yoon Sang-jick of Korea.
During his stay in Korea, Minister Khan is hosting a breakfast for the media representatives at Lotte Hotel in Seoul on July 8.
The agenda of the meeting will be to brief the media representatives on the business-friendly policies of the current government of Pakistan and the new opportunities that present themselves in Pakistan that has a total of 180 million people in population.
Geographically, Pakistan is located at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and the Far East.
Pakistan and Korea enjoy a long-standing excellent relationship of cooperation in the economic, political, social and cultural fields.
Minister Khurram Dastigir Khan was trained as an engineer at the California Institute of Technology and also holds a degree in Economics from Bowdoin College, both in the United States.
He is a life member of Pakistan Engineering Council. Affiliated with Pakistan Muslim League-N, Minister Khan is currently Central Deputy Secretary Information of the Party. He was elected as member of the National Assembly in 2008 and re-elected in 2013.
During the 2008-13 Parliament, Minister Khan earned distinction as Chair of the Standing Committee on Commerce and as a member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Special Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir.
Minister Khan was Pakistan co-Chair of the Pakistan-India Parliamentary Dialogue held in New Delhi in August 2012 and also participated in three previous Indo-Pak Parliamentary Dialogues held in 2011-12.
He has travelled to Brussels and Washington, DC to visit NATO and observe national security strategy formation. He has also represented PML-N leadership at the Commonwealth.
As Minister for Commerce, he spearheaded the successful effort in economic diplomacy to obtain GSP+ trade preferences for Pakistan from the European Union. He holds the responsibility for parliamentary business of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Since taking office as Minister, Khan has also served in the Ministry of Science & Technology and the Ministry of Privatization as well as Chairman of the Privatization Commission.