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ICC opens office in Kabul, vows to woo investment

ICC opens office in Kabul, vows to woo investment

Sep 04, 2016 - 19:30

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on Sunday opened its branch in Kabul, vowing to connect Afghanistaninfo-icon with the worldinfo-icon.

Qadir Behman, ICC spokesman in Afghanistan, said the opening of the ICC branch in Kabul would leave a positive effect on economic development of Afghanistan and encouraging investment.

He said Afghan entrepreneurs had requested the creation of an ICC office in Afghanistan in June 2016. The request was accepted at the global conference in Brazil with agreement of the Afghan government, he added.

After Afghanistan was accepted as member of the ICC, the chamber opened its office in Kabul under the title ICC Afghanistan, he said.

However, Behman said the office had not been formally opened so far, but it would be fully functional within the next two weeks.

“This office focuses more on foreign commerce and encouraging investments in order to improve Afghanistan’s exports and increase foreign investments in the country,” he added.

ICC Afghanistan would also improve Afghanistan’s business relations with other countries in the world, he said.

ICC, one of the biggest trade originations, has offices in 92 countries, according to Behman.

Haji Mayal Khairkhwah was elected as head of the ICC Afghanistan following a transparent vote.

The ICC was founded in 1919 to serve world business by promoting trade and investment, open markets for goods and services, and the free flow of capital.

The organization's international secretariat was established in Paris and the ICC's International Court of Arbitration was created in 1923.

ICC Afghanistan will work for standardization, investment attraction, improving Afghanistan economy and exports to foreign countries, the spokesman said



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