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International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) opens office in Kabul

The Office of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was formally inaugurated in Kabul on Thursday in presence of senior government officials, including deputy foreign minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai. Addressing the ceremony, Karzai said the ICC office in the capital city would further help the country to gain international credibility ...

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Afghan marble traders sign multiple contracts at Indian tradeshow

Several USAID beneficiary traders of marble, onyx and lapis from Afghanistan signed a number of contracts this week with international buyers at the India Stone Mart, the country’s largest stone industry exposition. The event was held from February 2-5 at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre and drew more than ...

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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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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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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan open first rail link

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov officially inaugurated the first section of a USD 2bn link connecting the two neighbouring countries for the first time. Berdymukhamedov said: “the project is written in golden letters in the history of our brotherly nations.” He added that the ...

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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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