Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, Mirwais Ghafoori, the senior advisor of the Afghanistan Railway Authority was also present at the meeting, ARA said in a statement.
At the meeting, Sharaft assured the Pakistani side that the Afghan side is fully prepared for the technical studies of the Trans-Afghan Railway, read the ARA statement.
The Pakistani side, also said it was ready to start it’s preliminary studies and said the country has a joint commitment with Uzbekistan to pay the costs of technical studies.
The two sides also discuss bilateral railway cooperation.
The Trans-Afghan railway line is planned to start from Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province across to Torkham, which will connect Central Asia to South Asia by crossing Afghanistan.