Dastgir was talking to the media here yesterday after attending the Texpo Pakistan exhibition, which was attended by around 400 foreign delegates.
"Suspension of dialogue with India did not suggest an end to bilateral trade," Dawn newspaper quoted Dastgir as saying. He said that Pakistan intended to hold a single-country exhibition in India.
The minister said the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has changed its focus from holding general exhibitions to single segment of products.
He said there was a shift in commercial strategy as more importance was being given to regional countries, including Central Asian states, Afghanistan, Iran and Sri Lanka.
For achieving the export strategy target of USD 35 billion, the government has posted trained commercial counsellors in potential markets, he said.