Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement formally signed by both countries

October 29th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Richard Holbrooke Islamabad, Oct 29 (ANI): Pakistan and Afghanistan signed the Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement yesterday for boosting bilateral trade and exports.

Pakistan’s Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim and Afghan Commerce Minister Anwarul Haq Ahadi inked the agreement in Kabul, the Daily Times reported.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke witnessed the signing ceremony, the paper said.

After signing the agreement, Fahim called on Karzai and discussed matters of mutual interest, with special reference to strengthening of trade relations between the two countries, it added.

It is pertinent to mention that the cabinets of the two nations had already approved the new trade agreement, under which Afghanistan would be able to send its goods to India through Pakistan.

Visas would be issued to truck drivers and their crew, who would be allowed to enter Pakistan only after verification by a biometric system. (ANI)

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