Aziz’s Kabul visit hailed as productive
Aziz delivered a formal invitation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Afghan President Hamid Karzai to visit Pakistan and met a number of Afghan officials on Sunday.
He held separate meetings with Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, Commerce Minister Anwarul Haq Ahady and High Peace Council (HPC) Chairman Salahuddin Rabbani.
A statement from the Foreign Office said Aziz underscored Sharif’s pledge to strengthen Pakistan’s ties with the Afghan people.
"The advisor stressed that bilateral relations must be underpinned by a strong trade and economic relationship,” the statement added.
He urged the two countries to work together to strengthen links with Central Asia, including through trade and mutually-beneficial energy projects, that would reinforce regional cooperation and promote common prosperity.
Both sides agreed to hold the next meeting of the Coordinating Authority established under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) as early as possible to address problems in this area.
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