RAWALPINDI : Afghanistan wanted to enhance mutual trade relations with Pakistan and Pakistani businessmen should visit Afghanistan to explore new trade avenues to enhance bilateral trade, Afghan embassy would facilitate every effort made in this regard.

This was stated by Afghanistan Ambassador to Islamabad Janan Musa Zai while meeting with President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Syed Asad Mashadi during his visit to Chamber on Wednesday. RCCI President was accompanied by Senior Vice President Mian Humayun Parvez and Khurshid Barlas as well.

While mentioning mutual understandings of both countries, Afghan envoy said that both the nations share long term religious, cultural and traditional history. Though Afghan Transit Trade Agreement has been signed earlier yet due to some certain reasons it was not being implemented, however both the governments are trying hard to overcome the issues regarding the implementation, he said. Ambassador lauded RCCI for holding first Made in Pakistan Exhibition and assured that Afghan embassy in Islamabad would be extending its full support if RCCI plans for exhibition’s second edition in Afghanistan. On this occasion, RCCI President Asad Mashahdi expressed his gratitude and assured the Afghan Envoy that RCCI would be playing pivotal role in trade enhancement. Terming strong business ties with neighbours a major breakthrough RCCI president revealed the plan of holding second Made in Pakistan exhibition in Afghanistan in near future and requested the ambassador for facilitation in this regard. RCCI President further said that business communities of both the countries have to look forward for new pathways for investments.