Pakistan hold trade talks with Afghanistan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

18th Nov, 2020. 02:42 pm

Adviser on Commerce Razak Dawood has expressed the confidence that the Transit Trade agreement and Preferential Trade Agreement with Afghanistan will be finalized by the end of January next year.

According to the details, taking to his Twitter handle, on Wednesday, the Commerce Adviser said he will hold extensive meetings with all the stakeholders on the matter in the coming days.

He said there are tremendous opportunities for cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He hoped the businessmen will realize them.

Regarding his meetings with Afghan officials in Kabul including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the Adviser on Commerce said many understandings were reached on several issues relating to trade and transportation.

PM Imran to visit Kabul

It is pertinent to mention here that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be visiting Kabul on Thursday to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

According to the details, Pakistan’s envoy to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan confirmed on his Twitter handle, that:

“Prime Minister Imran Khan visiting Kabul tomorrow for meeting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss strengthening of bilateral ties ⁦.”

This is the first visit by PM Imran to Kabul since he assumed office in August 2018. The visit comes at a crucial juncture as intra-Afghan talks are making little progress with continued violence in Afghanistan making the process further complicated.

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