AFGHANISTAN

IEA trade delegation heads to Moscow

A delegation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) led by the acting minister of industry and commerce left Kabul Sunday for Moscow to purchase essential commodities including fuel.
“We will try to sign agreements for the purchase of basic commodities including wheat, sunflower cooking oil (as they have big factories for it) and also fuel including diesel, petrol and LPG gas,” Nooruddin Azizi, the acting minister of industry and commerce, said before his departure. “We are in talks with their major companies.”
Azizi said that during the visit they will met with the ministries of agriculture, energy and commerce.
“We hope we will have a great achievement which will be in the interest of the Afghan people,” he said.
Food and fuel prices have gone up significantly in recent months in Afghanistan, the economy of which has been isolated following last August’s political change.
“The industry and commerce minister’s trip to Moscow under existing circumstances holds special significance. We should engage with all countries to boost trade and seize the opportunities,” said Sakhi Ahmad Paiman, deputy head of the Chamber of Industries and Mines.
Mirwais Haji Zada, deputy head of the Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock, said that there is an opportunity to increase trade with Russia.
He said that Afghanistan can also increase pomegranate and dried fruits exports to Russia.The post IEA trade delegation heads to Moscow first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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