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Afghan envoy to Pakistan calls on Dar

Afghan envoy to Pakistan calls on Dar

ISLAMABAD: The Ambassador of Afghanistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal paid a courtesy met Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar here on Saturday.
The Minister welcomed Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on assuming his responsibilities as the new Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan.
The Minister on this occasion discussed with the Afghan Envoy current profile of Pak-Afghan economic cooperation with particular emphasis on steps for promoting trade and developing communication linkages.
The Minister said Pakistan took great pride in relations with the brotherly Islamic country Afghanistan. He made special mention of projects that Pakistan had undertaken in Afghanistan as a goodwill gesture. The Minister reiterated the mutual desire of leadership of both countries to take Pak-Afghan all round cooperation to a new high.
The Afghan Envoy said he looked forward to making all out efforts to further strengthen bilateral cooperation. He agreed that there is great scope to build up volume of bilateral trade and augment economic ties. He added he would particularly focus on these areas. He also thanked the Finance Minister for receiving him for the meeting.
Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance were present on the occasion.