Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to intensify bilateral cooperation

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Islamabad - Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister for Trade and Policy meets Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad. Sartaj Aziz says a strong trade and economic partnership between Pakistan and Afghanistan is the best interest of the two people. He was talking to Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister for Trade and Policy Mozamel Shinwari in Islamabad on Friday.

He is visiting Pakistan at the head of the Afghan delegation to the 5th meeting of the Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority.

The Advisor said a number of initiatives relating to bilateral trade, transit trade, and investments were agreed during President Ghani’s visit to Pakistan in November last year. It was important for both sides to work closely together to follow-up and to ensure optimal realization of the vast untapped trade and economic potential.

The two sides expressed satisfaction over the fruitful deliberations during the 5th meeting of the  Authority. The Adviser hoped that the first expert level meeting for Trilateral Transit Trade Agreement (TTTA) tomorrow would be an important step towards deepening trilateral trade collaboration among Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Acting Commerce Minister Mozamel Shinwari noted that Pakistan is Afghanistan’s largest trading partner.

 He reaffirmed Afghanistan’s desire for deepening bilateral trade and economic cooperation through common endeavours.

The two sides reiterated their commitment to intensify bilateral interaction in the transit, customs and transportation spheres and to enhance connectivity through road and rail links to provide further spurt to the growing economic partnership.

02 Jan 2015