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President Ghani asks Pakistan to invest in Afghanistan

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President Ghani asks Pakistan to invest in Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani has one again made pitch for Pakistan to invest in Afghanistan in an attempt to further strengthen ties between the two nations.

Unlike his predecessor, the newly Afghan President is refraining from the blame game and is working to build a new cooperative relationship with Pakistan.

In his first trip to Pakistan, he met with Pakistani businessmen and assured them that Afghan government will provide favorable environment for investment and transit trade.

He has promised to increase trade volume with Pakistan to USD 5bn by 2017.

President Ghani is facing numerous challenges including foreign forces and aid drawdown. The President also has to tackle the shortfall in the Afghan government budget that is unable to even pay the employees’ salaries.

He is looking at regional trade politics to control budget deficit and keep intact the foreign donors and as well as attract the investors for the economic sustainability in Afghanistan.

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