Pak, Afghan officials for boosting bilateral trade volume
KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials during an exhibition arranged by Pak-Afghan traders on Wednesday stressed to enhance bilateral trade and ban smuggling and import of low quality goods from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
In the Pak-Afghan joint trade exhibition, several products were displayed manufactured in the two countries. From Pakistan, products of 41 companies were put on display, including electronic items, construction tools, rugs and carpets, handcrafts, furniture, food stuffs and fashion item.
Addressing the exhibition, Khan Jan Alokozay, deputy of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), expressed concerns over importing of low quality goods from neighbouring Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Muzamel Shinwari, Afghanistan’s acting minister for trade and industries said the transit problems between the two countries would be resolved soon.
He said volume of Afghan exports to Pakistan was low but efforts were underway to enhance business relationships between Kabul-Islamabad.
Ghulam Dastgir, Pakistan’s trade minister, while calling Afghanistan as Pakistan’s decades old friend underlined the need for boosting trade and commerce activities between the two countries.
“We want to bridge bilateral trade gap and extend commerce relations and investment between the two countries,” Dastgi stressed.
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