Afghanistan and India to be linked with air corridor
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said he discussed the creation of joint air trade route with India during his recent visit, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Sunday.
The president expressed the view during a meeting with World Bank (WB) delegation headed by its Vice President Kyle Peters late on Saturday.
Peters said his visit to Kabul was aimed at to support the Afghan government development planes and assure the WB support for future programmes.
The president thanked the visiting delegation for their cooperation with Afghan officials in their preparation for the upcoming Brussels conference, adding his government tried to implement projects from which the poor people could benefit.
Ghani said he decided to get the trust and confidence of friend countries and launch a decisive campaign against corruption, fight poverty and create job opportunities for the people in the country.
He said he discussed an agreed over the creation of a joint air trade route with India through which both the countries would able to deliver their export and import.
He said the government was also concentrating over the creation of more ports, economic zones in the airports and work over the infrastructure.
The WB official said they wanted to increase cooperation with Afghanistan and coordinate planes and polices with Afghan government.
He praised Afghanistan’s role in regional economic cooperation and connectivity and assured the president of WB complete support.
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