Pak, Afghan JEC likely in Sept this year

APP65-09 ISLAMABAD: August 09 - Ambassador of Afghanistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal called on Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar. APP

ISLAMABAD, Aug 9 (APP): Pakistan and Afghanistan would hold the next session of Pak-Afghan Joint Economic Commission (JEC) in September this year after mutually finalising convenient dates for the meeting.
“The JEC meeting would provide an opportunity to discuss measures for furthering the cause of economic cooperation between the two countries,” Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said during a meeting with Ambassador of Afghanistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal who called on him here Wednesday.
The finance minister said the Economic Affairs Division would liaise with the embassy of Afghanistan to work out details in this regard.
He said enhanced economic cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan would not only benefit the two countries, but would also boost regional cooperation and trade.
He said Pakistan wanted to see peace and economic progress in Afghanistan which he said would open many other avenues of mutual cooperation.
On the occasion, the Afghan ambassador said the next session of
Pak-Afghan JEC was due and proposed that the same may be held in Kabul in September.
Both the dignitaries discussed various issues of mutual interest,
including current state of Pak-Afghan bilateral relations specially in the context of economic cooperation.