The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that plans are underway to connect Afghanistan with India through air transport corridor.
In his speech during the opening of the 6th Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar, Prime Minister Modi identified four key issues in supporting Afghanistan, beginning with an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace process.
Funded by the European Union, a three-year trade assistance initiative seeking to speed up Afghanistan’s integration in international commerce was unveiled in Kabul on Tuesday.
The Afghan Senate, Upper House of the Parliament, approved the draft budget for the fiscal year 1396 during the general session yesterday.
The draft budget for the fiscal year 1396 includes AFN 287 billion for the ordinary budget and AFN 178 billion for the development budget as proposed by the Finance Ministry.
Addressing first Global Conference on Sustainable Transport in Turkmenistan on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said that it was a tragedy that South Asia still remains the least integrated region of the continent.
The tiles factory in northern Mazar-e-Sharif city will resume production in the near future as the project to resume the operations of the factory is close to conclusion with the support of India.
India has reaffirmed support to Afghanistan and to work with the neighboring countries to restore Afghanistan’s role as the land bridge of the region.
The Indian envoy to United Nations Syed Akbaruddin made the remarks during a meeting of the United Nations on Afghanistan.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a three-year extension to its 2010-2016 Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP) to widen its geographic coverage in Afghanistan and reach more international markets; the extension added nearly $16 million to the project’s previous budget, $46 million.