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Agreements with Uzbekistan Will Rise Kabul-Tashkent Trade Turnover to $1B

(Last Updated On: December 10, 2017)

Afghan officials say the recent signed intergovernmental documents with Uzbekistan will rise the trade turnover index to $1 billion between Kabul and Tashkent.

The documents were signed during an official visit of Afghan delegation headed by President Ashraf Ghani to Uzbekistan about a week ago.  

“Our trade turnover with Uzbekistan will rise from $400 million to $1 billion with [implementation of] the signed agreements,” said Musafer Qoqandi, a Spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce and Industries.

The resumption of direct flights from Kabul to Tashkent, construction of a new Herat-Mazar-e-Sharif railway line, the Surkhan-Pul-e-Khumri power transmission project with the capacity of 500 megawatt, construction of  Qaisar-Laman, Kabul ring roads and Salang tunnel are said to be among the important signed agreements with Uzbekistan.

“Implementation of these agreements is effective for the growth of Afghanistan’s economy and region,” said Sohrab Bahman, Spokesman for the Ministry of Economy.

The signed agreements which worth more than $500 million aimed at further strengthening of Kabul-Tashkent cooperation in political, trade-economic, investment, transport-communication, scientific, education and other spheres.

By Shakib Mahmud & Samira Zafari

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