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Kabul needs embassy in Malaysia: envoy

Kabul needs embassy in Malaysia: envoy

Feb 22, 2015 - 13:45

KUALA LUMPUR (Pajhwok): Afghan ambassador in Malaysia has said that Afghan businessmen and students are facing with acute problems as Kuala Lumpur has no embassy in the capital Kabulinfo-icon.

In his exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Dr. Jamrad Jamshid, Afghanistaninfo-icon ambassador to Malaysia, said that 200 Afghan refugees, 600 Afghan students and tens of traders were living in Malaysia.

The students were pursuing higher educationinfo-icon and the Afghan embassy providing them with the needed facilities, he said, adding: “I am in contact with our students and other Afghans living here. We have told all Afghans to contact the embassy when need be,” Jamshid added.

Most of the students had traveled to Malaysia on scholarships and the Afghan government provided them with all the available facilities, Jamshid said.

He said that a large number of Afghan traders had their businesses in Malaysia, with one Afghan had established Momin Ghee Factory in that country.

He had encouraged Afghan business community to invest in their own country but the traders were concerned about security in their own country.

Jamshid said Malaysia had no embassy in Kabul therefore Afghan students, traders and other Afghans faced with problems. Afghans have to travel to India or Dubai to get visa for onward travel to Malaysia, he added.

He said he had taken the issue with concerned Malaysian officials but any decision in that regard yet to be taken.

He noted that Malaysia was one of the important countries in the Islamic worldinfo-icon and enhanced ties with Kuala Lumpur would leave far-reaching positive impact on Afghanistan’s trade activities.




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