• publish: 3 September 2015
  • time: 1:19 pm
  • category: Economy
  • No: 1009

Kabul of Afghanistan hosts regional economic forum

Afghanistan has opened the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference in the capital, Kabul, where officials from more than 30 nations and 40 international organizations are gathering to discuss the country’s future.

Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai opened the conference Wednesday, saying the two-day meeting will examine the challenges of rebuilding Afghanistan after almost 40 years of war.

Sartaj Aziz, National security advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister, is reportedly said to be among the participants.

Amid tight security and road blocks throughout the city, the delegates are debating a range of economic issues, including policy priorities, inter-regional trade, harmonization of customs and border routines, and market expansion.

It is the 6th RECCA conference and the first since President Ashraf Ghani assumed office a year ago pledging to end the 14-year war with the Taliban and reform the economy.


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