Afghanistan, Tajikistan agree to expand trade ties

AKIPRESS.COM – Afghanistan and Tajikistan on Friday signed a sixth agreement on economic and trade cooperation in Kabul, Pajhwok reported.

The agreement was signed between Afghanistan Economy Minister Abdul Sattar Murad and Tajik Transport Minister Khudoyorzoda Khudoyor, the Tajik transport ministry said.

After signing the agreement, Murad said five similar agreements had been signed between the two countries.

He said the agreement would help complete remaining works of projects already executed. He said the protocol would further expand and organize trade and economic relations between the two countries

The minister said the previous agreements were about transport, trader, railway lines, scholarships for Afghan students, enhancing capacity of Afghan workers and KASA-1000 project.

He said the agreements were being implemented and had good results so far.

The Tajik transport minister said the trade volume between Tajikistan and Afghanistan had reached from the previous $35 million to $75 million due to the agreements.

Khudayarazada said Tajikistan and Afghanistan were landlocked countries and it was essential that both the countries have close relations.

He reaffirmed Tajikistan’s continued assistance with Afghanistan and said both the countries’ interests in the ongoing sensitive phase were interlinked.

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