Taliban GC stresses need to boost Pakistan-Afghan bilateral trade – Business & Finance

PESHAWAR: The Consul General (CG) of the Taliban government in Peshawar, Hafiz Mohib Ullah, has said that his Afghan government is keen to strengthen mutual trade and economic relations with Pakistan.

The diplomat said that simplifying the process of issuing visas, promoting business and trade are among the priorities of our government. He expressed hope that the government of Pakistan and the KP would agree to further strengthen the bilateral trade and economic relations between the two neighboring countries.

Hafiz Mohibullah was talking to a delegation from the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), according to a press release published here on Wednesday.

The FPCCI delegation was made up of regional coordinator Sartaj Ahmad Khan, former provincial vice-president Adnan Jalil and president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mohmand Sajjad Khan.

Commercial Attaché Wahidullah Himat and Deputy Commercial Attaché Hamidullah Fazal Khalil were present during the meeting. The meeting discussed initiatives to boost bilateral trade between two neighboring countries and issues of mutual interest.

Consul General Hafiz Mohibullah praised the initiatives taken by the two countries to improve mutual trade, stressing the need to reap the benefits of these steps from people on both sides of the border.

Our enthusiast believes that economic prosperity would come with improved trade between the two countries, says Mohibullah. The envoy pointed out that political relations will be strengthened when trade is boosted between the two neighboring countries.

He went on to say that it is imperative to promote an environment of peace and stability in addition to progress between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The diplomat said the two countries should together make a final decision on holding a joint trade expo.

He added any mechanism that would be framed for organizing the joint Pak-Afghan exhibition, so he assured that the current Taliban-led Afghan government would cooperate fully. The envoy stressed the need for the culture of the two countries to be promoted at the proposed trade exhibition, in addition to the manufactures of Pakistan and Afghanistan also displayed in a better way to build trust. traders and people’s access to these products.

Hafiz Mohibullah said his country gave great respect and value to Pakistan, but Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Peshawar also gave appreciative glances. Earlier, FPCCI Regional Coordinator Sartaj Ahmad Khan in a briefing told Afghan Consul General Mohib Ulllah that regional trade has gained much importance in Pakistani mutual trade.

He said they would like to attach importance to organizing the proposed Pakistani Trade Expo in Peshawar as such a move would not only enhance mutual trade between two neighboring countries but also bring economic prosperity. and development in both countries and would also create job opportunities. .

The FPCCI regional coordinator stressed the need to increase trade, commerce and economic activities between Pakistan and Afghanistan and reduce the trust deficit, which would be very beneficial for both countries.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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