Wagah border to be reopened for Afghan Transit Trade from July 15

Pakistan, on Monday, announced to reopen Wagah border crossing with India for Afghan transit trade from July 15.

According to Mohammad Sadiq – Prime Minister’s special representative for Afghanistan, the move is aimed to facilitate Afghanistan and allow Afghan exports to be resumed amid coronavirus crisis.

“At the special request of the Government of Afghanistan and with a view to facilitating Afghanistan’s transit trade, Pakistan has decided to resume Afghan exports through Wagah border crossing from 15 July 2020, after implementing COVID-19 related protocols,” said the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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The Foreign Office also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment towards Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) and improving bilateral relations with the neighboring Afghanistan in all sectors, especially trade and commerce.

Prior to this Pakistan has already opened Kharlachi border crossing with Afghanistan to resume trade activities between the two countries.