Economic Relations With Afghanistan: FM stresses on furthering ties

The Afghan envoy said he looked forward to making all out efforts to further strengthen bilateral cooperation

Our Correspondent February 13, 2016
Ambassador of Afghanistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal called on Finance Minister Senate Ishaq Dar. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Afghanistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal met Finance Minister Ishaq Dar here on Saturday. The minister welcomed the newly appointed Afghan ambassador and felicitated him on assuming his responsibilities. Zakhilwal has previously also served as the finance minister of Afghanistan and economic advisor to the Afghan President.

The minister on this occasion discussed with the Afghan envoy the current profile of Pak-Afghan economic cooperation with particular emphasis on steps taken for trade facilitation and developing communication linkages. “Pakistan takes great pride in relations Afghanistan,” said Dar. He made special mention of projects that Pakistan had undertaken in Afghanistan as a goodwill gesture and added that majority of these projects were nearing completion.

The Afghan envoy said he looked forward to making all out efforts to further strengthen bilateral cooperation. He agreed that there is great scope to build up volume of bilateral trade and augment economic relations.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2016.

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