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Peace to help attract foreign investment: Seminar

Peace to help attract foreign investment: Seminar

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Feb 28, 2019 - 20:54

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Peace would help attract foreign investment and boost domestic trade and businesses in Afghanistaninfo-icon, said participants of a seminar in northern Balkh province on Thursday.

The seminar “problems and opportunities in Afghanistan trade” was attended by a number of Afghan businessmen and as well their American counterparts in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital.

Jeffrey Grieco, President of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), told Pajhwok Afghan News trade graphs would be increased with the success of the peace process in Afghanistan.

He said the AACC was trying to attract international investors to make investment in Afghanistan. He said currently Afghanistan was taking important steps to improve its trade and continuation of these efforts would place the country in a better position.

“With the arrival of peace, Afghanistan’s trade graph would improve, we are trying to assist Afghanistan in areas of reconstructioninfo-icon and trade. Central Asian countries are good and huge markets for Afghanistan and similarly in the region, India is also turning into a great market for Afghanistan.”

Jeffrey Grieco said their effort was to meet Afghan traders from various provinces and jointly work with them toward resolving problems and availing opportunities.

Meanwhile, AACC CEO Suliman Latifi said an international conference about Afghanistan trade would be organized in Washington on in April.

He said the United States was interested in making investment in various sectors of Afghanistan. He said the US had been mostly assisting Afghanistan in the defence sector as well as the civilians through non-governmental organizations.

He said they were now trying to encourage the Americans to make special investments in Afghanistan.

“In the outside worldinfo-icon it is commonly believed that there is insecurity and war in Afghanistan and the media is also portraying a negative picture, but our efforts are focused on convincing the Americans and others to invest in the country.”

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