Taliban Signs Tripartite Agreement With Pakistan & Uzbekistan

Wednesday, 11/15/2023

The Taliban’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that the group, Pakistani and Uzbek officials signed a commercial and transit cooperation agreement in Islamabad.

It has been said that the agreement emphasises on strengthening economic relations, improving customs affairs, facilitating the issuance of visas and transit.

Taliban’s ministry of commerce in a statement wrote that in this agreement, cooperation on regional connectivity, reduction of transit costs, transportation facilities, digitisation of customs systems, strengthening and development of the banking system have been agreed.

The agreement has been signed by Nooruddin Azizi, the Minister of Commerce of Taliban; Gohar Ejaz, the Minister of Industries of Pakistan, and Jamshid Khodjaev, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, on Tuesday, in a meeting in Islamabad.

In this meeting, the enhancement of regional integration through the development of trilateral economic and trade relations, as well as the expansion of transit facilities were emphasised.

The participants of the meeting reviewed the prospects of investment in different sectors and emphasised on joint investments in the private and public sector.

Gohar Ejaz stressed on the access of all three countries to new markets in the region and called for the strengthening of mutual economic relations.

Ejaz said that the tripartite meeting is an important step towards close economic cooperation and provides the basis for increasing trade, investment and economic relations.

Following the decisions made in this meeting, the technical groups of the three countries are set to commence their work in the field of trade and transit in the next week, and sharing the results to facilitate the signing of the final agreement among the three parties.

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