Pakistan to open Wagah Border for Afghan exports from July 15

13 Jul, 2020 2:50 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – In a major move for the revival of Afghan Transit Trade activities, Pakistan on Monday has decided to open Wagah Border to facilitate Afghan exports.

According to the Foreign Office spokesperson, the decision has been taken on the special request of the Afghanistan government. “The border, which will reopen on July 15, will help resumption of Afghan exports. It has been made compulsory to follow all COVID-19 precautionary SOPs,” he added.

The FO spokesperson has also assured that it will “further strengthen and facilitate” Afghan transit trade. With this step, Pakistan has fulfilled its commitments under Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement, he maintained, adding that following the development, the country has restored all of its bilateral and transit trade with Afghanistan back to its pre-coronavirus status.

Earlier in the month of April, Pakistan had also opened its Chaman border crossing with Afghanistan for the revival of trade activities on the request of Afghanistan government. The border crossing had been opened on the request of the Afghanistan authorities as a good-will gesture from Islamabad.

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