ISLAMABAD: A three-day meeting of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority (APTTA) has ended. During the meeting, the parties agreed to continue talks to renew the agreement.
According to details, the three-day meeting of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority ended. A joint statement was issued on the decisions taken at the meeting. The statement said that constructive talks were held to renew the Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement.
The two sides reviewed the proposed draft of the agreement in detail, the statement said, adding that the parties agreed to continue talks to renew the agreement.
According to the statement, the date and venue of the next meeting will be decided by consensus. The meeting also discussed the bilateral preferential trade agreement and agreed to sign an MoU for cooperation in the railway sector.
The Afghan delegation was led by Nisar Ahmad Faizi, Minister for Industries and Production, and met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Advisor to the Minister of Commerce, Minister for Maritime Affairs, Speaker of the National Assembly, and members of the private sector.
The meeting of the Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Coordination Authority was jointly inaugurated by the Trade Adviser and the Afghan Minister of Industry and Trade.