Speaking in the One Belt, One Road forum in China on May 15, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that China — Kyrgyzstan — Uzbekistan — Afghanistan railway line might be integrated in a One Belt, One Road transport corridor network, the President's press service said.
Afghanistan and China on Monday signed an agreement on customs cooperation on the sidelines of the "One Belt, One Road” economic cooperation forum in Beijing.
There has been a considerable spike in Tehran-Kabul economic relations within the past three years particularly after the nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers, says the spokesman for Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries.
The ongoing conflict in northern Kunduz has caused serious damages to important electricity power lines imported from Tajikistan and lead into power outage in capital Kabul.
Afghan government has approved in principle the Chabahar port agreement implementation plan, the Office of the President, ARG Palace said.
Officials from the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) said Afghanistan will review the TIR agreements it signed with other countries that aim to find a long term solution to the road transport problems with other nations.
From 8th to 11th of May, the Afghanistan Sustainable Energy Week (ASEW 2017) takes place in Kabul. The campaign, organized by the Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and Afghan-German Cooperation program for the institutional development of energy, aims at raising awareness on “energy efficiency” and “renewable energy”.
Afghan Commerce and Industries Ministry is planning to export fruits to India, Gulf and Central Asian countries through air route.
Poverty in Afghanistan soared to 39 percent of the population in 2013-14 from 36 percent in 2011-12, meaning an additional 1.3 million Afghans were unable to satisfy basic food and non-food needs, a report said on Monday.
China seeks to expand CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) projects to Afghanistan.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a framework of regional connectivity and it will not only benefit China and Pakistan but will have positive impact on South Asian countries including Afghanistan.