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Ghani vows turning Afghanistan into exporter

Ghani vows turning Afghanistan into exporter

Oct 13, 2015 - 16:41

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said his government’s economic policies are aimed to turn Afghanistaninfo-icon from an importer into an exporting country.

The president expressed these views during a meeting with traders and investors, who called on him at the Presidential Palace, yesterday evening.

A statement from the palace said Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) deputy head Khan Jan Alokozai, who spoke on behalf of others, shared with the president problems the traders faced.

The President asked the businessmen and investors to present their problems and recommendations in a clear framework to his office for necessary decisions. He also directed the Ministry of Commerce to prepare its second 100-day action plan so that right solutions were sought for problems facing business and investing community in the country.

The president said his government’s economic policy was to transform Afghanistan from an importer to an exporting country. He stressed on the need for paving the groud for a sound competition in commercial activities for the sake transparency.

Pointing to the formation of High Economic Council, Ghani said the body would discuss basic economic issues of the country and that Afghan traders could periodically become members of the council.

“We would focus more on economic front and would try to provide further facilities to traders for investment and business activities in the next winter,” Ghani added, calling for all companies to be categorised and standardised.



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