Pak-Afghan tradeFinance Minister Hazrat Omer Zakhilwal met with his Pakistani counterpart Ishaq Dar on Thursday to discuss enhancement of bilateral trade between the two nations.

According to reports, the two sides have agreed to expand bilateral trade to $5 billion on annual basis within the next two to three years from the current $2.5 billion.

According to Dar, Pakistan will complete a 100-bed Naeb Aminullah Khan Hospital at Logar, hostel for 100 students at Rehman Baba School and a 200-bed Jinnah Hospital at Kabul in the near future.

Zakhilwal was also briefed on projects related to energy, road and rail links.

This comes as the Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left for Pakistan today to hold talks on bilateral relations and regional security with the Pakistani officials.

President Ghani’s visit marks renewed effort by the two neighbours to warm up their relations which have witnessed ups and downs during the recent years.

President Ghani is also expected to hold talks on Afghan peace process with Taliban group during his visit to Pakistan.