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Member states discuss enhancing trade in 4th TTCC meeting

Member states discuss enhancing trade in 4th TTCC meeting

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Aug 26, 2015 - 17:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The forth meeting of the Transit Transport Coordination Council (TTCC) was held on Wednesday in capital Kabul to ponder ways to enhance economic cooperation in the region.

Officials from Iran, Pakistaninfo-icon, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, TIR convention and a delegation from the Afghanistaninfo-icon Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) took part in the meeting.

Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan also have the membership of the TTCC, but their officials did not attend the meeting.

Muzamil Shinwari, deputy director of the ACCI, expressed satisfaction over arrangement of forth TTCC meeting and said almost every member of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) were present in today’s meeting.

He said the purpose of the meeting was aimed at reducing custom duties and promoting trade across the borders by providing more facilities. He said that ECO members would brief the officials about its activities regarding low custom duties and economic cooperation.

According to Shinwari, Afghanistan was an important member of the ECO because it was a gateway between Middle East, South and Central Asian countries.

The official said that Pakistan has recently obtained the membership of TIR and the step would be helpful in the two countries economic relationship.

Hassan Ali Mangi, deputy secretary of the ECO said that Afghanistan role was vital in the regional economic development.

The third meeting of TTCC was held last year in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

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