Lahore, November 21 (Online): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has hoped that historic visit of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to Afghanistan would prove a new milestone for the two neighboring countries besides setting new directions for the peace in South Asia.
In a statement, the LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah, Senior Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry said that the visit of Country’s Premier to Afghanistan would really help in expediting the peace process in the region and enhance the trade volume between the two countries by removing bottlenecks and mistrust which exists currently.
They said that the trade volume between the two countries is currently stagnant at 1.8 billion dollars while there is a potential of taking the trade volume to much higher levels.
The LCCI office-bearers said that Lahore Chamber also appreciates the Honorable Prime Minister’s gesture of inviting the President Ashraf Ghani to visit the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This will pave the way for enhanced economic cooperation in the future.
They said that Pakistan & Afghanistan are linked through absolute bonds of history, faith, culture, kinship, values and traditions. He said that it is high time to translate this bond into sound trade relations which will stimulate the economic revival of both countries in the post-covid era.
They also appreciated that the two countries issued a document titled Shared vision between Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Islamic Republic of Pakistan to support peace and stability in both countries and the wider region. This will certainly provide a roadmap in achieving the desired results.