English | دری

“Exhibition Afghanistan” event connects Afghan traders with international buyers

in Afghan Business

“Exhibition Afghanistan” event connects Afghan traders with international buyers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries, held a five-day event called Exhibition Afghanistan in Dubai to drive exports of Afghan products ranging from carpets and cashmere to almonds and apparel.

The two-part program consisted of a business-to-business matchmaking event on December 6-7, and continued with a business-to-consumer event in which Afghan products were sold to the public on December 8-10.   “Exhibition Afghanistan” helped Afghan traders increase sales and connect with Gulf and other international buyers, enabling about 70 of Afghanistan’s best companies to display products and negotiate deals with more than 100 international buyers.

“The world is just beginning to awaken to the untapped potential of Afghanistan’s national treasures,” said U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley.  “Afghan exporters harbor the entrepreneurial spirit that turned Afghanistan into one of the major trade hubs on the ancient Silk Route, their passion for good business remains strong, despite challenges over recent years”  McKinley added.

Exhibition Afghanistan raised awareness of Afghanistan’s biggest exports, including fresh and dried fruit, nuts, saffron and spices, carpets, silk, cashmere, apparel, handicrafts, marble, gems, and precious and semi-precious stones.   Afghanistan has shown its commitment to secure investor and buyer interest in these lucrative areas with extensive trade reforms that culminated in the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization in July 2016.

“Afghanistan is home to some of the best products on earth. The quality of many of its exports – such as fruits, nuts, saffron, lapis lazuli, marble, and carpets – is unrivaled,” said Minister of Commerce and Industries Humayoon Rasaw. “Afghanistan’s products and the country’s commitment to trade lay the foundation for very lucrative business opportunities.”

With almost $17 billion invested in development programs in Afghanistan since 2002, USAID provides the largest bilateral civilian assistance program to Afghanistan. USAID partners with the government and people of Afghanistan to ensure economic growth led by the country’s private sector, to establish a democratic and capable state governed by the rule of law, and to provide basic health and education services for all Afghans.



Related Articles

Teacher Training Centres get new buildings in Balkh

Balkh province’s Department of Education (DoE) officially celebrated the inauguration of two 16-classroom buildings for teacher training centres (TTCs) in

Pak-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry confer on economic cooperation

In a five-day meeting in Karachi city of Pakistan, the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) discussed economic

2,300 Families profit from new Irrigation Infrastructure in Baghlan Province

On 27th March 2013, new irrigation infrastructure was inaugurated and put into use in Baghlan province. An estimated 13,800 people,

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.