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Azerbaijanis ready to invest in various Afghan sectors

Azerbaijanis ready to invest in various Afghan sectors

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Mar 15, 2019 - 15:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Azerbaijani businessmen during a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani have expressed their willingness to make investment in Afghanistaninfo-icon sectors of agricultureinfo-icon, transport, mining, construction, energy and others.

 Led by Azerbaijan minister for economic development Shahin Mustafayev, the Azerbaijani investors met with the visiting Afghan leader in Baku, the nation’s capital, on Thursday afternoon, a statement from the Presidential Palace in Kabul said on Friday.

Acting Afghan commerce and industry minister Ajmad Ahadi briefed the meeting about opportunities and facilities for investment in Afghanistan’s energy, mining, agriculture, transport, cement and other areas and encouraged the Azerbaijani traders to invest in these sectors.

President Ashraf Ghani said Azerbaijan could be a good market for Afghanistan’s dry and fresh fruits and saffron. He said investment in infrastructure development was the Afghan government’s priority and called for direct or mutual investment in this sector.

“We have paved the ground for work and investment besides creating transit corridors, highways and railroad to facilitate trade,” said Ghani, who drew the Azerbaijani investors’ attention towards investment opportunities in Afghanistan’s agriculture, water and energy, land management, residential schemes and others.

The president said increased trade relations were essential for improved bilateral ties and peace and stability of the region.

For his part, Shahin Mustafayev said trade ties between the two countries should be enhanced like their political and cultural relations which he said were expanding day by day.

He called as important recently signed agreements in areas of railways line, culture, telecom and IT sectors between the two countries. He announced that his country would host an exhibition of Afghan products.

Shahin Mustafayev said he had fruitful discussions with the Afghan delegation on bilateral cooperation and working plans would be shared with the Afghan side soon.

Later, the Azerbaijani investors briefed the meeting about their companies products, capacity and experience and said they were ready to invest in Afghanistan’s agriculture, transport, mining, construction materials, energy and other sectors.

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