ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will increase agriculture exports to Tajikistan in the near future to enhance the regional trade and cooperation, PakistanTribe reported.
Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan said that Pakistan will enhance agriculture exports to Tajikistan in the near future to meet the growing need of foods. He was talking to media after meeting with Tajik Minister.
The Tajik Minister for Reserves NA Akhmedov, said the trilateral transit trade agreement between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan will provide a great boost to trade and investment.
The two ministers also discussed the proposal to increase the bilateral trade volume to $500 million in the next three years, from $9.07 million in 2013-14, as agreed in the meeting between Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Tajikistan held in June this year.
Ghulam Dastgir Khan informed Akhmedov about the breakthrough achieved during the recent visit of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Pakistan.
It was agreed by Ashraf Ghani that Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan would discuss trilateral transit trade agreement on the sidelines of the next Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Coordination Authority meeting scheduled to be held in the beginning of January next year.
Major beneficial of these agreements are Tajikistan and Afghanistan as they are landlocked areas and have no direct access to sea ports.
Tajik minister said that his country was concerned about the food security of the country and wanted to enhance its standing food stocks in the near future. It seeks Pakistan’s help in this regard.
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