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Wednesday 30 May 2012

Zardari, Karzai Agree to Extend Transit Trade


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CHICAGO (Associated Press of Pakistan) – Pakistan and Afghanistan on Sunday agreed in principle to extend the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement beyond Afghanistan to the countries in Central Asia.

Hamid Karzai visiting Asif Ali Zardari
in June 2011

It was decided during a meeting of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari with Afghan President Hamid Karzai who met on the sidelines of the 25th NATO summit being held to discuss the peace and security situation and future development in Afghanistan.

Pakistan presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar, while giving details of the meeting which lasted for 45 minutes, said that both the countries agreed that the modalities of extension of Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement to the Central Asian states will be worked out later.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan’s Ambassador to United States Sherry Rehman, Secretary General Salman Farooqi, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Gilani (Jilani) and Babar were also present in the meeting.

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