• publish: 10 May 2018
  • time: 4:35 pm
  • category: Economy
  • No: 6769
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Afghanistan, Pakistan agreed on bilateral trade enhancement

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to put efforts for sustainable economic relations and to take steps to formalize economic activities between the two countries.

The agreement was reached during a meeting between Pakistani National Security Advisor Nasir Khan Janjua and a business delegation from Afghanistan in Islamabad, according to the Nation.

They discussed ways and means to promote bilateral economic relations and trade.

Both the sides agreed to remove difficulties faced by traders in order to improve trade volume between the two countries.

On May 8th Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed that institutional mechanism between the two countries needed to be strengthened, saying “holding of the much-awaited 7th Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority Meeting by the Afghan side is need of the hour.”

The agreement reached during a meeting between a high-ranking Afghan Ministerial delegation that called on Pakistani Secretary Commerce Mohammad Younus Dagha.

The delegation was led by Deputy Minister for Commerce Ms Kamila Sidiqi. During the meeting, the two sides expressed the desire to enhance trade relations between the two countries by overcoming existing challenges.

The meeting resolved that all-out efforts would be made to remove impediments hampering bilateral and transit trade.

The two sides also agreed to increase interaction at technical and policy levels for the prompt resolution of confronting issues.

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