ISLAMABAD - *Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce has expressed readiness to cooperate and assist Afghan investors in transport sector and investment fields.*
Pakistani officials have declared that the increase of trade deals between Afghan and Pakistani traders is in interest of both countries.
Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that Afghanistan is no longer affiliate to Pakistan, but the relations continue between the two sides.The country should separate politicts from trades,” said Sayam Pesarlay, spokesman of Ministry of Commerce.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are among each other’s largest trading partners. Though an agreement was signed in 2010 to strengthen trade relations and facilitate Afghan transit trade through Pakistan, implementation has been mixed, with many on both sides of the border complaining of continued barriers to exchange.
Despite past agreements, continued tensions have prevented the full realization of Afghanistan and Pakistan’s bilateral trade potential.