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Razak Dawood-led delegation to travel to Afghanistan tomorrow for trade talks

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The Pakistani delegation would also hold talks to promote and cooperate investment and commerce, as well as discussion on bilateral preferential trade agreements, with Afghanistan. The News/via Geo.tv/Files

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Pakistani officials led by Prime Minister Imran Khan's commerce adviser would travel to Afghanistan tomorrow (Monday) for talks on trade and investment between the two countries.

The delegation — under Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries, and Investment — would also include Secretary Commerce, a member of Pakistan Customs, and senior officials of the Ministry of Commerce.

The Pakistani officials' goal is "to start discussions on a new era of trade and investment cooperation so that the two economies may integrate more and further enhance our exports to Afghanistan and beyond", Dawood said on Twitter.

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"Discussions will include bilateral trade, transit trade, discussion on a PTA and moving our trade to a more formal and documented arrangement," he added.

In addition, talks on formalising the informal cross-border trade (ICBT) are also on the cards.

Dawood is also set to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, reports indicate.


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