The seventh round of talks on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Turkey are due to take place early next month, with textiles said to be among the specific sectors under discussion before the deal is finalised.

At a meeting on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing last month, both sides agreed for an early conclusion of the Pakistan-Turkey Free Trade Agreement, according to Pakistan's Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan.

Local press reports say the next negotiations will take place on 6-7 June, and the pact could be signed on 14 August.

The agreement will enhance the bilateral trade between two countries, with earlier meetings already seeing the two countries agree to eliminate 85% of tariffs on products traded between them.

Pakistan's major imports from Turkey include manmade textiles, while its exports include denim, cotton yarn and fabric.