National Assembly of Pakistan to hosts Seminar “Pakistan–Afghanistan Trade and Investment Forum 2020”

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Islamabad: (Raja Furqan Ahmed) The National Assembly of Pakistan will host “Pakistan–Afghanistan Trade and Investment Forum 2020” on October 26 & 27, 2020 in Islamabad. On the invitation of the Honourable Speaker National Assembly 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 two days seminar is the culmination of activities of Executive committee of Pakistan Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship groups which is working under the chairpersonship of Speaker National Assembly 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 besides political leadership, intelligentsia, academia, investors and traders of Pakistan will also participate in the seminar. Inter-Parliamentary contacts, bilateral relations on trade, regional security issues, and strategies to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries would be deliberated upon in the seminar.
The Seminar would spread over Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Different Thematic sessions related to Pakistan and Afghanistan trade comprising two days. The Prime Minister of Pakistan would grace 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 a 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.

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