Afghanistan, Kazakhstan To Strengthen Ties & Reopen Air Corridor
The Minister of Trade and Industry of Afghanistan, during a
meeting with the Minister of Trade and Convergence of Kazakhstan, discussed the
strengthening of trade relations, the reopening of the air corridor, and the
opening of representative offices of Kazakh banks in Afghanistan.
Afghan Minister of Industry and Trade Nooruddin Azizi
welcomed the arrival of the Kazakh aid package to Kabul and said that to
strengthen business relations and increase bilateral trade, Afghanistan is
ready to hold trade meetings and shows with Kazakhstan.
Azizi stressed the need to increase investment, trade
flights, and exports and imports between the two countries, and called on
Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Convergence to reduce the price of imported
flour and wheat.
Kazakh Trade and Convergence Minister Bakhit Sultanov said
at the meeting that trade relations between Afghanistan and Kazakhstan had
decreased by about 27% in recent months, but his country was interested in
According to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, if trade
relations between Afghanistan and Kazakhstan improve and resume, the two countries
will be able to transport their trade assets to South Asia, China, Russia and
the European Union.