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Afghanistan Increases Trade Cooperation with Uzbekistan

2Officials in Government of Afghanistan called Uzbekistan a good alternative business source instead of Pakistan, saying 15 years of business ties with Pakistan were full of ups and downs, amid Officials at Uzbekistan expressed readiness to be a good business partner with Afghanistan.

Minister of Public Works Mahmood Balegh said, “Negotiations made, main points were marked, and necessary measurements were taken to pave the way for both sides take part in launching projects.”

Meanwhile Minister of Public Homayoon Rasa has talked about significant importing goods from Pakistan.

He said, “We used to import $ 2 billion different commodities annually from Pakistan, where the number significantly decreased up to $ 900 million imports in a year.”

Moreover the President economy Advisor Homayoon Qauimi assured that security will be ensured for the Governmental and private Uzbekistan companies trying to invest in Afghanistan.

Opening of the new business route has been one of the main demands of the Afghan businessmen to grow business with other Uzbekistan; different issues have made Afghan Governmental officials to seek alternative business routes for growing economy of the country.

Earlier huge number of truck drivers who were carrying goods from Pakistan to Afghanistan had staged days of demonstration for illegal extortion from Torkham up to Kabul city.

Edited by: Rahmatullah Muahid

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