Smugglers Earn $800 Billion of Afghanistan Drug: Ghani

(Last Updated On: April 10, 2017)

490968-ashraf-ghani-india-visit-ptiIn a President Ghani press conference today, he shared some of his recent trips to Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Ghani told in the presser that Australia, is one of the most successful countries in mine extraction section, and is ready to help Afghans in this sector.

“Australian enterprises won’t come here to invest directly in mining sector, but they will send experts in the sector. Now, there are two Australian experts in Afghanistan who work on our system building process.” President Ghani told reporters.

The president says, during the past 17 year’s international drug dealers and countries that provide transit facilities have earned $ 800 billion from narcotic cultivation in Afghanistan.

“We ask international community to prosecute these drug dealers.

We – as the people of Afghanistan – would welcome these acts. We are not smugglers. We are not involved in that trade.”

Ghani highlighted, Afghanistan is rich in underground sources, but with a lack of capacity to use them, people suffer of poverty.

He also mentioned Afghanistan would try to use the vast experiences of countries like Australia in mining, irrigation and water management sectors.

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