Further, Pakistan also offered a natural trade
route for Central Asian states to reach out the world markets; thus lower their trade and economic dependence on Russia.
Iftikhar said that despite being natural trade
and investment partners, the volume of trade between Pakistan and India, the two largest economies of the region, has been extremely low.
While some cynics term Chinese presence in Pakistan as a security threat others very strongly believe that economic cooperation between the two countries will usher into new era based on ages old premise Pakistan is a natural trade
and energy corridor'.
Further, accessto two of the world's fastest growing economies - India and China - as well as a natural trade
route into the GCC region opens up more opportunities for investors and businesses who find the UAE a convenient base for their operations," Papriwal said.
Qatar's commercial activity has been constantly on the rise in the past few years due to its geographic position and natural trade
routes, but with its relatively new oil and gas wealth it has struggled to develop entrepreneurs From This Current generation.
Because they are not natural trade
partners, the trade volume between Japan and Turkey -- the world's third and 16th largest economies, respectively -- was just slightly more than $4.5 billion last year.
* This exclusive strategic partner should drive three natural trade
areas and identify up to 15 locations within each trade area.