Afghan business conference begins in Delhi
KABUL (PAN): A three-day international conference on ‘Doing Business with Afghanistan’ and an exhibition of Afghan products are set to get under way simultaneously in New Delhi on Monday (today), organisers said.
The event includes a high-level interactive ministerial segment, panel discussions on sector-specific issues covering mining, energy, agriculture and food processing, infrastructure, logistics and select services.
Arranged by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI), the conference is being attended by ministers, senior government officials, business leaders and academicians.
FICCI said in a statement on its website representatives of international development and financial institutions, regional and global business associations from 19 countries, which form part of the Heart of Asia Process, would also attend.
Alongside the conference, an exhibition of made-in-Afghanistan products and structured business-to-business meetings will also take place. Each session will offer information on investment prospects in various sectors in Afghanistan.
The programme aims to showcase Afghanistan’s economic potential and attract foreign investment into the war-torn country.
Another objective is to explore possibilities of cross-country investment partnerships and collaborative ventures from within the region and beyond as a regional and international confidence-building measure.
It also seeks international financing for foreign investments in Afghanistan, to promote private sector development and reduce the country's reliance on foreign aid.
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