Pakistan, Afghanistan discuss trade initiatives

  • Afghanistan Finance Minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi arrived in Pakistan on Monday to hold important day-long talks on economic cooperation and trade issues, officials said. The Pakistan-Afghan Joint Economic Commission meeting was earlier scheduled to be held in August but was postponed due to tensions that have also derailed the Pakistan-brokered peace talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban. Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar stressed the need for ensuring implementation of decisions taken between the two countries, Radio Pakistan reported. Source: IANS