Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan vow to promote, strengthen regional trade

Posted: March 25, 2012 in International, Region, Tajikistan

DUSHANBE: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistanon Sunday reiterated their resolve to promote and strengthen trade and economic cooperation in the region besides joining hands to fight the menace of terrorism, militancy and drug trafficking for a win-win situation.

This was agreed during a quadrilateral meeting among President Asif Ali Zardari, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon here in the Central Asian state.

The leaders of four brotherly nations, who were together for Nowruz celebrations hosted by Tajikistan, used the occasion for a quadrilateral meeting to discuss matters of mutual interest including the ways and means to strengthen trade and economic cooperation among their countries.

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that President Zardari stressed the need of enhanced regional cooperation to curb the menace and nexus of drug trafficking and militancy, a major impediment in the trade and economic development of the region.

The President said he had taken up the issue at international level and would continue to pursue it adding, “we must work together.”

via Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan vow to promote, strengthen regional trade.

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