Recent figures are showing rise in Afghanistan's trade with Iran, but trade with Pakistan is declining due to disturbing political ties, chairman of Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Saturday.
The first shipment from India, of wheat, via Iran's Chabahar Port arrived in Nimroz, in the country’s west, on Saturday.
US Embassy Special Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Hugo Llorens and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah, launched the Second Textbook Printing and Distribution Project, a statement from the US diplomatic mission said on Tuesday.
The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has said that given the ease of trade with Iran, the trade volume between Afghanistan and its neighbor continues to increase.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office said the country does not regard Iran, India and Afghanistan’s endeavor to use Iranian southeastern port of Chabahar for bilateral trade as an alliance against the country and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) on Monday said Chabahar port, in south eastern Iran, could become Afghanistan’s primary sea port as it is only 550km from Afghanistan – opposed to Pakistan’s Karachi port which is over 800km from the country’s closest border.
The biggest industrial park, Green Industries, that has been established by an Afghan trader in Kabul’s Deh Sabz district, will be inaugurated within a month.
The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) said Saturday that $250 million USD will be allocated towards the implementation of a Women's Economic Empowerment Program over the next five years.