Abdul Razzaq Dawood, Advisor to PM Imran Khan on Trade, says Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement will be completed by the end of January next year. There will also be a preferential trade agreement with Afghanistan will come. The 8th Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority (APTTA) Joint Meeting has started in Islamabad. -Pak-Afghanistan bilateral trade on the rise-He said that the war in Afghanistan had affected the bilateral trade due to the closure of the borders.
The Trade Adviser expressed the hope that the Transit Trade Agreement would be finalized by the end of January. At present, only bilateral trade is being discussed. A Pakistani delegation will visit Kabul next month.Abdul Razzaq Dawood clarified that the delivery of Indian goods would not be considered in the current three-day talks.
On the occasion, Afghan Minister of Commerce Nisar Ahmad Faizi said that the two countries must separate politics from trade. “Afghanistan wants to give Pakistan access to Central Asian states.” Issues must be resolved.The Afghan commerce minister said the two Muslim countries had the potential to formulate an effective trade strategy – the two countries could establish a common interest point – adding that the trade agreement would help in peace efforts.