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Afghanistan, Pakistan extend APTA for another 6 months

8 Jul 2021 - 18:57
8 Jul 2021 - 18:57

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Pakistan extended the Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) on Thursday for another six months, according to a statement.

The agreement was signed during a Video Link Meeting between Commerce Minister Nisar Ahmad Ghoryani and his Pakistani counterpart Razak Dawod.

Ghoryani said work on the renewed version of ATPA was underway between the technical teams of both countries with 95 percent work of the agreement completed.

He also invited his Pakistani counterpart to visit Kabul to settle the remaining items of the agreement.

Dawood said finalization of APTA was in the interest of both the countries as well as in the interest of central Asian States.

He promised to visit Kabul next month to resolve the remaining items of APTA.

Pakistani Ambassador to Kabul Mansour Ahmad Khan said his country was involved in major regional projects with Afghanistan and finalization of APTA was critical for the success of these project.

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