Karachi: President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani was keen to enhance trade ties with Pakistan in order to pave way for a mutually beneficial partnership. In this regard, the Afghan government in its new set up wishes to receive business delegations from the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) in order to explore opportunities for building close and cooperative relationship.
Commercial Counselor Afghan Consulate in Karachi, Zeeshan Ibrahimi expressed these views during his visit to Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry to meet Co-President PAJCCI Zubair Motiwala and President KCCI, Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra.
During the meeting, Commercial Counselor extended formal invitations of the Afghan government to Zubair Motiwala and Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra for composing high powered delegations of their respective chambers.
Zeeshan Ibrahimi said that the Afghan government desires to invite Pakistani business delegations to thoroughly discuss elimination of hurdles in trade and enhance bilateral trade between the two countries with special focus on forming a strong regional trading block.
He asked KCCI and PAJCCI to identify potential sectors and nominate relevant members of the business community of Pakistan including Presidents of both chambers so that Afghan government could finalize arrangements for their meetings with high officials of Afghan government and notable representatives of Afghanistan’s business community.
Zeeshan Ibrahimi further sought assistance of both chambers in identifying potential investors in the field of redevelopment of Afghanistan and exploration of minerals with a view to establish strong and engaging relationship on long-term basis.
Co-President PAJCCI Zubair Motiwala, while commending the initiative of Afghan President to rejuvenate economic and political relationship with its strategic neighbor, said that it would significantly facilitate and enhance both transit and bilateral trade in future.
Speaking on the occasion, President KCCI Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra also welcomed Afghan President’s focus on strengthening trade ties which would surely go in favor of both the economies. He said that the Karachi Chamber will always support such ideas and initiatives for the progress and prosperity of the region.