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Afghanistan, China sign MoUs for railway network, electricity projects

Afghanistan and China have signed Memorandum of Understandings for reconstruction of railway network from Sherkhan Port to Herat and implementation of the electricity project on Kabul-Kunar River. The MoUs were signed on Friday in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf

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Afghanistan, China sign $204.9mn road construction deal

Afghanistan awarded the Dara-e-Suf to Yakawlang road project to a Chinese firm after its bid of USD 204.9mn was approved by the Afghan government. An agreement to that effect was signed by Afghan Public Works Minister Mahmoud Baligh in the

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Agreement on Afghanistan-China railway construction to be signed soon

China and Afghanistan would soon sign an agreement on the construction of a railway connecting the two countries. The announcement was made by Chinese Ambassador Yao Jin in a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace on Friday.

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President Ghani terminates two chromite deals in Logar

President Ashraf Ghani scrapped two chromite extraction contracts during his surprise visit to Logar. The contracts were signed with two foreign mining companies involved in extraction of chromite in central Logar province. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the reasons

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Afghan Chamber of Commerce supports reviving ‘Silk Road’

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) support reconstruction of the Wakhan corridor between Afghanistan and China that has historically been known as the “Silk Road” and has served as valuable economic route. ACCI Deputy CEO Khan Jan Alokozay

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China offers USD 327mn in aid to Afghanistan through 2017

China has pledged USD 327mn in aid to Afghan government following a meeting on Tuesday between China’s President Xi Jinping and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani. The aid commitment, running through 2017, comes as US troops are withdrawing and Afghanistan

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China to play an active role in Afghanistan’s economic development

China’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Sun Yuxi, assured that his country would stand by Afghanistan by supporting the peace process and playing an active role in the country’s economic development and stability. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on Friday,

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Afghanistan’s economy to dwindle post 2014- Senior US Official

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James R Clapper said the Afghan economy is likely to shrink after the withdrawal of foreign forces, which is scheduled for the year 2014. According to Mr. Clapper, the Taliban remain to be a

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China urges world to act on promises to Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS: The peace reconstruction process in Afghanistan is now at a crucial juncture, a Chinese envoy said, calling on the international community to fulfill its commitments to the Central Asian country. Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent representative to the

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Kabul-Beijing strengthening bilateral relations

As the deadline for the withdrawal of US and NATO forces draws near, Beijing is stepping up its diplomacy with Kabul in recent months. On Sunday, China’s domestic security Chief Zhou Yongkang visited Kabul and signed security and economic agreements.

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