Pak Iran banking relations to be resumed soon: Minister

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 1 (APP): Commerce Minister of Pakistan
Khurram Dastgir Khan said that the federal cabinet will give a
final approval to the MoU regarding resumption of Pak Iran banking relationship that will create an friendly environment for the two countries in economic sphere.

In an interview with IRNA, he said that ‘The Economic
Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) has already approved the MoU between the central banks of Iran and Pakistan on August 29 to establish the relationship between the two countries.

He added that under the agreement Pakistan and Iran will
create a bilateral mechanism, according to which both countries will pay their traders on their own, he said, adding that it would be a very efficient mechanism and now consignments will directly be shipped to Iran and receive corresponding payment against the shipment without any banking problem.

“By the end of September we will have proper banking
relationship. I am very hopeful that it would give an immediate boost to trade between the two countries,” he said.

He added that Iran and Pakistan have also agreed to
materialize the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two sides.

He strongly believed that these recent developments would
have a very positive impact on the upcoming meeting of the Joint Economic Commission.