Commerce Secretary Khurram Agha (left) in talks with Afghanistans Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, — X/@Pak_AfgAffairs
Commerce Secretary Khurram Agha (left) in talks with Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, — X/@Pak_AfgAffairs
  • Meeting between officials end on positive note. 
  • Both leaders vow to resolve trade, transit issues
  • Agha embarked on two-day visit to Afghanistan. 

PESHAWAR: Commerce Secretary Khurram Agha along with his delegation met with Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in Kabul to discuss the solutions to resolve ongoing issues between both countries. 

The meeting took place in Kabul and ended on a positive note, with both leaders vowing to resolve the issues being faced by Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

The commerce secretary embarked on a two-day visit to Afghanistan on Monday to discuss trade related matters. 

The development comes amid strained ties between the two countries over the use of Afghan soil by terrorist outfits including the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) to launch attacks inside Pakistan.

During the meeting, discussions on development of trade and transit relations between both countries took place. 

Moreover, both sides emphasised on provision of facilities pertaining to the movement of passengers, patients and traders at the Pak-Afghan border.

In a statement issued by the Afghan Taliban government, the purpose of the meeting was to strengthen trade, transport and economic relations. 

Agha said that the issues between the two countries will be solved as soon as possible. “We are busy in talks with the officials of the Afghan Ministry of Industry and Trade,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Afghan foreign minister said that a detailed discussion on the solution for the current issues took place. He added that joint and sincere measures are necessary to solve trade and transit issues.

“It is the responsibility of the governments to ensure respect for shared values,” said Muttaqi.

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