Afghanistan, Pakistan discuss economic cooperation
The new Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal discussed economic cooperation with Pakistan’s Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Saturday.
Minister Dar welcomed Zakhilwal as the new ambassador and discussed Pak-Afghan economic cooperation with particular emphasis on steps for promoting trade and developing communication linkages.
The Afghan envoy assured that Afghanistan would make out all efforts to strengthen bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries.
Ishaq Dar reiterated that Pakistan took great pride in relations with the brotherly Islamic country and said there was a great availability of opportunity to take the bilateral trade to a new level.
He highlighted some of the projects that Pakistan have undertaken in Afghanistan as a goodwill gesture.
Earlier it was reported by Pakistan’s local media that Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform had announced the launch of projects worth USD 500mn in Afghanistan.
Minister Ahsan Iqbal said the projects covered various sectors including education, health and infrastructure.
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