The first shipment from landlocked Afghanistan through the Iranian Chabahar port has arrived in India, marking a new beginning of trade ties between the two countries, bypassing Pakistan.
A new UN report reveals that more civilians were killed in the Afghan conflict last year than anytime since records have been kept.
Ghani arrived in Zaranj city, the provincial capital of western Nimroz province earlier today accompanying a delegation of high level government officials.
The experts believe these signed agreements will push Afghanistan economy forward.
The government of Japan has provided US $13 million to enhance WFP’s provision of life-saving assistance through food and cash transfers to more than 675,000 people across Afghanistan.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed his economic adviser Ajmal Ahmady as the acting minister of industry and commerce.
US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran threatens to derail a project to help build Afghanistan’s economy, endangering a key goal of the US strategy to end America’s longest war.
New air corridors between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia as well as Turkey will be inaugurated next amid ongoing efforts to boost the exports of the country.
Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to put efforts for sustainable economic relations and to take steps to formalize economic activities between the two countries.
Historically, and given the tensions in bilateral relations, dependence on the Pakistani market and trade routes has been a point of vulnerability for Afghanistan, a landlocked country. To overcome this vulnerability, Kabul has begun looking for other alternative trade and transit routes, and the trilateral agreement between Afghanistan, Iran and India on the Chabahar Port is at the heart of this pursuit.