Pak- Kazakhstan agrees to sign transit trade agreement: Ambassador Yerzhan.

ISLAMABAD -- Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin said a transit trade agreement between Pakistan and Kazakhstan is expected to be signed soon to accelerate the bilateral trade.

Ambassador as Chief Guest in a seminar organized by 'Pakistan in the World' in collaboration with the Centre of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR), said that air, railway and road links are very important for regional economic connectivity, for which a lot of progress has been made in both countries.

The Ambassador said that Kazakhstan's national airline SCAT will start its operations to major cities of Pakistan including Islamabad and Karachi from January 2023, said a news release.

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan said that direct flights between the two countries will strengthen mutual economic and trade relations, along with the possibility of improvement in bilateral tourism.

The Ambassador said that the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will soon visit Pakistan and it will be very important in developing close relations between the two countries.

On the occasion, he said that the Minister of Commerce and Industry of Kazakhstan likely to visit Pakistan in December and he will also discuss mutual trade and Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between the two countries.

He said that the Joint Working Group is already working for the improvement of economic relations and regional economic integration in Pakistan and Kazakhstan, which is an excellent forum for mutual discussions.

Yerzhan Kistafin said that the Kazakhstan region believes in regional connectivity, and in this regard, mutual...

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