English | دری

Afghanistan, Pakistan hold key economic talks

in Afghan Business

Afghanistan, Pakistan hold key economic talks

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi has arrived in Islamabad to attend the 10th Pak-Afghan Joint Economic Commission (JEC) huddle.

The meeting was postponed in August in the wake of Taliban’s deadly attacks in Kabul for which the Afghan government had blamed Pakistan. Afghanistan refused to participate in the 10th JEC meeting which was slated for August 24 and 25.

Afghanistan will push for the implementation of decisions taken during last year’s visit of President Ashraf Ghani to Pakistan.

The two parties will confer on issues including taxation, highways and railways projects, energy projects, transportation, increase of scholarships for Afghan students in Pakistani colleges and various other areas.

The JEC is aimed at strengthening economic and trade cooperation between the two neighboring countries. Presently, the bilateral trade volume between Pakistan and Afghanistan stands at nearly USD 2.5bn, and both sides have agreed to increase it to USD 5bn by 2017.

Related Articles

Ministry of Finance in an Effort to Consolidate International Assistance to Afghanistan

Eighteenth session of the Supervision and Solidarity of International Aid meeting was held on Tuesday in Kabul, attended by a

Returnees receive assistance in Nangarhar

The refugees department in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday disturbed relief items to returnees in Kunar and Laghman

Afghanistan’s northern zone accuses government of failing to resolve investment hurdles

At a seminar held in the capital of northern Balkh province, traders and local officials alleged that the government has

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*