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Afghanistan, Pakistan to enhance trade volume

Afghanistan, Pakistan to enhance trade volume

Nov 05, 2020 - 13:30

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A Peshawar-based Afghan diplomat and representatives of Pakistani businessmen have agreed to boost the bilateral trade volume.

Afghanistaninfo-icon’s Commercial Attaché Mohammad Fawad Arash and office-bearers of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) also pledged working for strengthening the regional economy.

During a meeting with SCCI office-bearers at the Chamber House, the Afghan envoy discussed issues pertaining to bilateral trade.

A statement from SCCI issued here on Wednesday said the meeting believed the bilateral trade volume between Pakistaninfo-icon and Afghanistan could be increased to $5 billion if both sides made concentrated efforts for removal of hurdles.

SCCI President Sherbaz Bilour underlined the need for making joint initiatives to boost the mutual trade volume between the two countries.

He said SCCI had floated concrete proposals in the recently-held Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral and Transit Trade Forum.

Bilour urged Islamabad and Kabulinfo-icon to devise an effective joint mechanism for the business community in consultation with its representatives to boost bilateral and transit trade.


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