Regional economic integration with CARs key for development, prosperity

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Ambassador Republic of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan, Ulanbek Totuiaev on Sunday said regional economic and trade integra-tion through the connectivity with Central Asian Republics (CARs) is key to the de-velopment and prosperity in the whole re-gion.

The Ambassador said Peace and socio- political harmony in Afghanistan is significant for prosperity throughout the region, which Kyrgyzstan has also dreamed of, including all countries in the region.

The ambassador said this while talking to eminent businessmen and former president of Islamabad Chamber of Com-merce (ICCI) Zafar Bakhtawari and Ahsan Bakhtawaria here in the embassy of Kyr-gyzstan.

The Kyrgyz ambassador said Kyr-gyzstan would hold a business forum in the coming months of September in which a 20-member delegation of businessmen and investors from Kyrgyzstan would come to discuss business-to-business relations with the local business commu-nity.

It would also include heads of gov-ernment institutions and people from vari-ous sectors, which would help promote investment.

The ambassador said this forum was a milestone for the promotion of trade in the region.
The current circumstances has raised hopes for an improvement in the situation in Afghanistan, would would have a posi-tive economic and political impact on the entire region, including Central Asian countries.

The current Kyrgyz government, under the leadership of President Sadye Japarov, wanted to make a potential start in trade and economic relations with all countries in the region, including Pakistan.

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