Pakistan and Uzbekistan have agreed to further negotiate a proposed preferential trade agreement (PTA) to enhance trade volume between the two countries, said Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood. Taking to his official Twitter account, Dawood said, “I am glad to share that I held productive bilateral meetings in Tashkent with the leadership of Uzbekistan on trade, preferential trade agreement, transit trade and customs cooperation during a recent visit to Uzbekistan.” The adviser added that a trans-Afghan railway project was also discussed in a well-attended conference organised by Uzbekistan, where several international donor agencies were present. He said trilateral talks were also held between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan and a way forward had been agreed upon.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2021.

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