ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim has said that Afghan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement, which is under negotiations, should be acceptable to the Governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan and the people of both the countries. This he said while talking to his Afghan counterpart Ghulam Muhammad Ailaqi who along with a trade delegation held a meeting with him on Friday. Secretary Commerce Zafar Mahmood, Senior Joint Secretary/Chief Negotiator Himayatullah Khan and other officials of the Ministry of Commerce were also present on the occasion. In the meeting both the sides resolved to address each others concerns in a positive manner. Both the sides desired to not only promote the trade but also to facilitate transit trade. Makhdoom Amin Fahim assured the Afghan delegation that all important issues would be addressed in a mutually beneficial manner while framing the new ATTA. He stated that it was in national interest of both the countries to promote trade. Both sides also discussed the impediments in bilateral trade. He assured that no discrimination whatsoever would be meted out regarding transportation of goods from seaports to the Afghan borders. Both the sides agreed to the point that it would be in the interest of both the countries to move forward and promote trade relations. The technical sides of both the countries are meeting shortly in Kabul to discuss the draft ATTA and try to address the concerns of all stakeholders.