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 for its exports.
The ICC office would help encourage investment in the country and further connect Afghanistan with the international market.
The request of Afghan entrepreneurs for the establishment of ICC branch in Kabul was approved at the global conference in Brazil.
Headquartered in Paris, the ICC is the largest and the most diverse business organization in the world. The ICC has hundreds of thousands of member companies that represent more than 130 countries and a broad bouquet of business interests. The ICC encompasses a vast network of committees and experts within all industries in order to keep members fully informed on all issues that could affect them, and maintains contacts within the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and other intergovernmental agencies.
The basic purpose of ICC is to support economic growth through promoting trade and investment and facilitate economic services and goods in international markets.