English | دری

Kandahar traders approach Turkey to expand Afghan trade to Europe

in Afghan Business

Kandahar traders approach Turkey to expand Afghan trade to Europe

Traders in southern Kandahar province urged the Turkish envoy, Ali Sait Akin, to help Kandahar dried and fresh fruits reach Europe markets through Turkey.

Akin was visiting Kandahar province upon invitation from the Kandahar Chamber of Commerce in Kandahar city, the provincial capital.

The Chamber’s president Haji Nasrullah Zaheer welcomed Turkey’s decision to open a consulate in Kandahar and start flights between Turkey and Kandahar to help increase trade volume between the two nations.

According to the deputy head of the Chamber, Abdul Baqi Bina, the consulate would resolve the visa problems for Afghan traders who currently have to wait for weeks to get the visa.

Ambassador Akin promised to address the issues highlighted by Afghan traders and help them expand their trade.

The Turkish envoy had announced a day earlier that his country would open a consulate in Kandahar and also start flights between Turkey and Kandahar.

Afghan traders have long been looking for alternative routes to export their goods. Currently, most of Afghan dried and fresh fruits are exported to Pakistan and via Pakistan to India and other countries; however, time and again Pakistan has created obstacles for Afghan traders.


Tags assigned to this article:
Afghan tradersAfghanistan-TurkeyKandahar trade

Related Articles

EU demands Afghan government to tackle corruption

The European Union (EU) has called on the government to take necessary steps towards curtaining corruption and ensuring aid money

Canadians launch a survey of gas reserves in Herat

Canadian experts along with their Afghan counterparts have launched a survey to identify the extent of fuel reserves in northern

Afghan Council of Ministers confer on progress of development projects

The Afghan Council of Ministers discussed the progress of development projects in the country at a meeting, chaired by Vice

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Your e-mail address will not be published.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.