The Pakistan-Afghanistan Luxury Bus Service is set to launch at the end of next month, following three days of bilateral talks in Kabul which concluded on Wednesday. This service will provide a much needed connection between the two countries.
During the meeting, both parties also agreed on various measures to ensure early clearance and free movement of trade traffic as well as improve efficiency in goods clearance.
The meeting also yielded an agreement to increase operational hours at all crossing points, including Torkham, Kharlachi, Ghulam Khan, and Chaman-Spin Boldak. Furthermore, both sides committed to working together to address difficulties in visa processing.
Both sides reconfirmed their commitment to regularly coordinate their efforts in implementing these agreements, as well as expanding economic cooperation. Pakistan was represented by Commerce Secretary Muhammad Sualeh Ahmed Faruque, while Afghanistan was represented by Acting Commerce Minister Nooruddin Azizi and Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.