Dar, Afghan ambassador discuss bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD, Aug 11 (APP): Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal called on Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Thursday here and discussed matters of bilateral interest.

Ambassador Zakhilwal expressed deep sense of grief and sorrow over the sad incident that occurred in Quetta, resulting in loss of precious lives besides inflicting injuries on a number of others.

Ishaq Dar appreciated the clarification given by the Afghan Ambassador on the holding of Pakistani currency in Afghanistan, said a statement.

The Finance Minister said that both sides need to focus more on the enhancement of bilateral trade and commerce.

Zakhilwal discussed with Ishaq Dar the possibility of finding new avenues of trade with Afghanistan for further strengthening of economic ties between the two countries.

He said Pakistan has advantage of investing in the food processing industry of Afghanistan as its businessmen understand the choices of the local population better than any other regional entrepreneur.

The Finance Minister said that it is the desire of the present government to render all possible assistance and support to the Afghan government and he looks forward to build further on the economic and cultural relations between the two countries.