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October 21, 2020

NA to host Pak–Afghan Trade and Investment Forum 2020

National

October 21, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan will host ‘Pakistan–Afghanistan Trade and Investment Forum 2020’ on October 26 & 27, 2020 in Islamabad.

On invitation of the NA Speaker Asad Qaiser, 17-member Afghan parliamentary delegation, led by Speaker of the Wolsey Jirga (Afghan Parliament) Mir Rahman Rahmani, would participate in the two days’ seminar. This seminar is the culmination of activities of executive committee of Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship groups, which is working under the chairpersonship of NA Speaker Asad Qaiser to enhance bilateral relations and eliminating the impediments to transit and bilateral trade.

The Afghan political and parliamentary leadership, representatives from Afghanistan trade and investment community are also participating in the seminar, while political leadership, intelligentsia, academia, investors and traders of Pakistan will also attend the seminar.

Inter-parliamentary contacts, bilateral relations on trade, regional security issues and strategies to resolve all outstanding issues between two countries would be deliberated upon in the seminar.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the opening ceremony of the conference on 26th October as chief guest. Video message of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will also be telecast during the inaugural ceremony of the seminar.

The seminar is being viewed to be harbinger of change and put forth new perspectives to the issues faced by traders and investors in both countries. This seminar would open new avenues of political and parliamentary cooperation and coordination between two brotherly countries.