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Azerbaijan business ties help Afghan economy: MoCI

16 Mar 2019 Afghanistan Times

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KABUL: The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) says

that contracts were signed between Afghanistan and Azerbaijan with the presence

of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his trips to this country can vastly

help the economy of Afghanistan. It said that commercial relations with Baku

would help Afghan economy improve.

The contracts include development of technology, railway,

cultural relationship and transiting projects.

Sameer Rasa, spokesman for the ministry said on Saturday

that the projects would be soon implemented.

“Undoubtedly, the contracts signed in deferent aspects

increase the relationship between two countries,” he said. “Azerbaijan can play

an important role in this regard and we can take advantage of increased the

quality, the project can facilitate developments.”

He said that the relationship between Afghanistan and

Azerbaijan is little compared to other Central Asian countries like Uzbekistan,

Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, but the project would open a new season

for both countries.

According to the ministry Azerbaijan is connecting

Afghanistan with Europe through the Lazuli Road.

The 2,800 km-long road connects Afghanistan with Turkey and the

Black Sea through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkmenistan.

The chamber of commerce and industries praised the contracts,

saying that the relationship between two countries can increase Afghanistan’s

commercial ties with the European countries. 

“They (Azerbaijani traders) should be invited to Afghanistan

to invest in the agriculture, construction, mines, electricity and other

aspects, because they are experienced in these regards, Afghanistan can take

advantage of their experiences,” said Khan Jan Alokozai, an official at the

chamber of commerce and industries.

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