Iran, Afghanistan trade value reaches USD 5bn
According to Fars News Agency (FNA), the figure indicates a 10-fold rise as compared with five years ago and is rising at a steady rate.
Last week, Afghan Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Mohammad Reza Bahrami called for further economic cooperation between the two nations.
Contributing annually more than USD 50mn to Afghan anti-narcotics efforts, Iran is one of the major donors to Afghanistan.
In late January, Iran and Afghanistan signed an energy cooperation pact to further strengthen their cooperation in the electricity and water sectors.
Under the deal, the Islamic Republic will export more electricity to Afghanistan’s western provinces of Herat, Nimrouz, and Farah.
A new report by the Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute (SIPRI) and the International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR)
Japan has pledged USD 3.37mn for the construction of a canal and a waterhead in Behsud, eastern Nangarhar Province. An
Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), announces that the bidding process for sales of USD 35mn will begin on