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EU starts a new initiative to strengthen Afghanistan’s trade capacities

The European Union announced a new initiative, called Afghanistan: Trade for Economic Growth (ATEG), which will focus on strengthening the country’s trade capacities and helping it become a vibrant regional economic hub. “The EU is determined to ensure that Afghanistan can benefit from the opportunities arising from greater participation in ...

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H.E. Atifmal participates in Asia Pacific Leader Initiative

Saturday, November 26, 2016, The Ambassador of Afghanistan, H.E. Atiqullah Atifmal as a chief guest participated in Asia Pacific Leader Initiative’s Asia Pacific Future Leaders Conference. Asia Pacific Leader Initiative is an independent youth community that provides youth to build international network, upgrade skills, and exchange activities. This year 150 ...

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H.E. Atiqullah Atifmal appreciates the hard-work of Dr. Abdul Qahar Sarwari

Wednesday, November 29, 2016, The Ambassador appreciated the achievements of an Afghan student who completed his PhD in one of the Malaysia’s top universities. Dr. Abdul Qahar Sarwari who was previously a lecturer in Albironi University in Afghanistan, successfully completed his master degree in Professional Communication in Univisiti Malaysia Pahang ...

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The Ambassador meets the Minister of Tourism & Culture of Malaysia

Monday, November 28, 2016, H.E. Atiqullah Atifmal met Dato Seri Mohamed Nazri, the Minister of Tourism & Culture of Malaysia. H.E. Atiqullah Atifmal appreciated the friendly cultural relations between Afghanistan and Malaysia which has a long history and thanked him for awarding the scholarships to the Afghan students to study ...

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The ambassador of Afghanistan meets the Secretary General and Bilateral Economic & Trade Relations Director General of Ministry of International Trade & Industry of Malaysia

Friday, November 25, 2016, H.E. Atiqullah Atifmal, The ambassador of Afghanistan in Malaysia met the Secretary General Datuk J. Jayasiri and Norman Osman, the Bilateral Economic & Trade Relations Director General, of Ministry of International Trade & Industry of Malaysia. During the meeting, the ambassador talked about the bilateral relations ...

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Afghanistan participates in Global Sustainable Transport Conference

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presented Afghanistan in the Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Turkmen capital, Ashgabat. Held on November 26-27, the first ever global conference on sustainable transport brings together key stakeholders from Governments, UN system and other international organizations, the private sector, and civil society to engage in a dialogue ...

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Historic Bamiyan joins UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

The historic city of Bamiyan has now joined UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network which consists of 47 cities from 33 countries. The network includes seven different creative fields: crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts and music. By joining the Network, selected cities commit to joint collaboration of ...

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Draft agreement on five nation Lapis-Lazuli route signed

The draft agreement on the five nation Lapis-Lazuli agreement was signed on Wednesday between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. The route will provide the shortest route for Afghanistan to the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The draft agreement was signed at the 4th technical meeting between the delegations ...

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Afghanistan participates in International Trade Fair

Thirty-three of Afghanistan’s leading wholesale traders of fresh and dried fruits, carpets, marble and jewellery are expected to strike major deals at the India International Trade Fair (IITF), underway November 14-27 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is India’s largest annual consumer goods fair and typically attracts thousands of traders ...

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Saffron cultivated lands in Afghanistan up by 800 hectares this year

The western Herat province, home for Afghanistan’s saffron, hosted the second Saffron Flower National Festival on Wednesday. Saffron farmers displayed saffron flower and demonstrated how to collect pure saffron. Held at the Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi hall in Herat city, the event was attended by officials of the Ministry of ...

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