Afghan TI minister Ghoryani hopes for close collaboration and coordination

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – October 29, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The national assembly (NA) deputy speaker Qasim Khan Suri said, Wednesday, that Pakistan and Afghanistan are interlinked with shared social, cultural and economic ties which date back to centuries, remarked that the bilateral ties can be enhanced by boosting trade and investment opportunities.

According to a press release, he expressed these views while talking with Afghanistan’s trade and investment (TI) minister Nissar Ahmed Ghoryani and Wolesi Jirga — the lower house of Afghan parliament — (WJ) standing committee of on health, sports, and youth affairs (SC-HSYA) chairman Nejibullah Naseer, who called on him at the parliament house, in the federal capital.

Afghan TI minister Ghoryani said that Afghanistan values high its brotherly relations with Pakistan and wanted to further strengthen the existing bilateral relations.

He appreciated the initiatives of Pakistan’s parliament to bring both the countries more closer.

Afghan TI minister Ghoryani said that both the countries have vast opportunities for trade and business enhancement and that close collaboration and coordination between Pakistan and Afghanistan will bring in prosperity and progress for both the brotherly countries.

NA deputy speaker Suri responded that Pakistan has always desired to have peaceful Afghanistan as peace in Afghanistan will ensure regional progress and development.

He remarked that the incumbent regime is striving hard to enhance bilateral ties on the basis of economy and trade.

NA deputy speaker Suri informed that a special executive committee of Pakistan-Afghan Friendship Group (PAFG) is working under the leadership of NA speaker Asad Qaiser to facilitate traders on both sides of the border.

He remarked that liberalising the visa policy for Afghans is the achievement of the committee.

NA deputy speaker Suri mentioned that the two days seminar on Pakistan Afghanistan Trade and Investment Forum 2020 was also to enhance bilateral ties on the basis of trade and investment.

He hoped that terrorist activities to sabotage this process of coordination and collaboration will not succeed.