Commerce Minister Encourages Overseas Afghan Traders and Investors to Contribute to Their Homeland

KABUL (BNA): During an official visit to Turkmenistan, Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, Nouruddin Azizi, called on Afghan traders and investors living abroad to invest in their home country.
Azizi, who was in Turkmenistan to participate in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan Business Forum and visit the Turkmen-Afghan exhibition, urged Afghan traders and investors living in various countries to take advantage of the facilities and opportunities available in Afghanistan.
He assured them that the government is committed to ensuring that tax contributions from Afghans are not misused and are instead allocated towards the country’s reconstruction.
During the meeting, Afghan merchants and investors discussed their challenges in oil transportation and proposed the establishment of a free trade zone in the port of Turkmenbashy. They also suggested the creation of a joint Afghan-Turkmen bank, tariff reduction, trade balance equilibrium, and the promotion of Afghan export goods in the Republic of Turkmenistan.
Azizi reassured them that their opinions and suggestions would be taken into account.

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