• publish: 4 November 2021
  • time: 4:44 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 19690

First convoy of trucks from Uzbekistan arrives in Pakistan via Torkham

The first consignment of goods trucked from Uzbekistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan arrived at Torkham crossing on Wednesday.

Four trucks, carrying yarn, were welcomed by Pakistan’s National Security Advisor, Moeed Yusuf; Advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood; a visiting five-member delegation o Uzbek officials headed by National Security Advisor Lt Gen Victor Makhmudov, and other Pakistani officials.

Addressing officials present, Yousaf said the arrival of the consignment was in line with Pakistan’s efforts to strengthen ties with all neighboring and regional countries including Uzbekistan.

This comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit in July to Uzbekistan, where a number of trade agreements were signed, including one giving Uzbekistan access to its ports through Afghanistan.

In return, Pakistani traders will be able to export their products to Central Asian markets.

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