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Section 3 of Iran-Afghanistan rail corridor makes 80% progress

Officials from Iran have reported that 80% progress has been made in section-3 of Khwaf-Herat railroad, part of Iran-Afghanistan rail corridor. The 137-km railroad has four sections. Two of the sections (76km long) have already been completed on the Iranian

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Iran drops custom duties by 80% at Chabahar port

The Iranian government drops custom duties at Chabahar port by up to 80% in an effort to attract more Afghan traders. Mohammad Reza Karimzada, the economic attaché at the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, said Iran is offering an 80% discount

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Afghanistan central bank calls for banking ties with Iran

Governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan (Da Afghanistan Bank-DAB), Khalil Sediq, called for regulating banking ties with Iran to develop trade. In his meeting with Governor of Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif, Sediq said major portion of transactions

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Afghanistan to be connected with Iran via railway end of this week

Afghanistan Ministry of Urban Development and Housing announced Sunday that the third phase of the Khwaf-Herat railway would be completed by the end of this week. The third phase of the railway, which is 62km long, connects Iran with Ghoriyan

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Afghanistan, Iran agree to create a transit corridor

Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to create a transit corridor to help turn Chabahar port city into an exports and imports hub. The agreement was signed between Iranian Deputy Economy Minister and Head of the Customs Administration Masoud Karbasian and

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Afghanistan, Iran to re-launch joint economic commission

Afghanistan and Iran are set to re-launch the meeting of the joint economic commission which was halted for four-years. Co-chaired by Iran’s Minister of Interior Abdul Reza Rahmani and Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi, the two-day meeting is slated for

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Iran encourages entrepreneurs to invest in Afghanistan

Iranian Ambassador to Kabul, Mohammad Reza Bahrami, said his country has been trying to encourage their entrepreneurs to invest in Afghanistan in order to create jobs for Afghans and provide cost-effective products to citizens. The envoy visited Kandahar in a

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Afghan, Iran ink agreement in mining sector

Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to cooperate in the field of exploration and exploitation of mines in Afghanistan and its export to other countries. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghan Minister of Mines Petroleum Dawood Shah Saba

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$100mn worth of contracts to be signed in upcoming exhibition in Kabul

An exhibition will be held in cooperation with Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) from March 01 to March 04 in Kabul city. According to Iran’s commercial attaché in Kabul, around 100 Iranian companies are expected to attend the second specialized

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MoU signed to enhance cooperation in mining sector between Afg, Iran, Germany

In order for Afghanistan to reap benefit of its vast natural resources well-trained mining professionals and developing international networks are necessary to connect with peer researchers and teachers to exchange know-how. In addition, the security situation in Afghanistan makes it

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Abdullah discusses importance of Chabahar port in his Iran visit

Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah led a high-level delegation in his three-day visit to Iran to discuss a wide range of issues concerning trade and commercial relations, counter terror cooperation, drug trafficking and investment. One of the topics discussed was

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New chapter to open in Afghan-Iran economic cooperation

Iran’s interior minister and Head of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation Abdul Reza Rahmani Fazli has announced that the economic cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan is close to entering a new chapter. The announcement was made on Wednesday in

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Afghanistan, Iran to sign economic, security agreement

The agreement on economic and security cooperation between Afghanistan and Iran will be drafted within a month. This announcement was made by Afghan Presidential Advisor on national security, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, during his meeting with Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Mohammad

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Iran to discuss bilateral cooperation with Afghanistan on the sidelines of RECCA VI

Iran’s Interior Minister Rahman Fazli, who is also the head of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation, is expected to attend the Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) which is slated for September 3-4 in Kabul city. According

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Iran’s nuclear deal expected to be fruitful for the region

Iran and world powers reached a historic accord over Tehran’s nuclear program. The resolution authorizes the lifting of sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing sensitive nuclear activities. Lifting of the sanctions will not only revive Iran’s economy but will also

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President Ghani highlights importance of Afghanistan for the region

President Ashraf Ghani who is on a two-day official visit in Tehran, Iran called for mutual cooperation to overcome the challenges of the region. Addressing a meeting with the Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Petroleum, he said trade

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Iran, Pakistan imposing up to 90% tariffs on Afghan iron products

Afghan iron producers have complained about excessive tariffs imposed by Iran and Pakistan on iron exported from Afghanistan. According to reports, up to 90% tariffs are imposed on all iron products exported to Iran and Pakistan, a move that has

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India agrees to develop Iran’s Chabahar port

India plans to sign an agreement with Iran for the development of the Chabahar port in southeast Iran. The port plays a key role in opening up a trade route for India to landlocked Afghanistan where India has political ties

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Afghanistan calls for closer economic ties with Iran

President Hamid Karzai in his meeting with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister in Kabul called for further strengthening of economic relations between Iran and Afghanistan. He said improved links in diverse fields were in the interest of both neighbors. President Karzai

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Education of Afghans in Iran is the highest education of refugees in the world

According to Fars News Agency, over 118,000 Afghan students are currently attending schools in Tehran province of Iran. Director-General of the Foreign Nations and Immigrants Department of Tehran Governorate General, Issa Mousavinasab, said that the enrollment of Afghan nationals at

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Afghan government urged to address water disputes with neighboring countries

Residents of eastern Kunar, southeastern Khost, northern Balkh and southern Helmand provinces called on the government in a gathering  to increase efforts in building dams and controlling Afghanistan’s water resources. This comes amid fears that Afghanistan’s is unable to control

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Afghan Finance Ministry allocates USD 1mn for designing Bakhshabad dam

Farah Governor Mohammad Akram Khpelwak said the Finance Minister has allocated USD 1mn for a detailed design of the Bakhshabad dam in Farah province. According to the Governor, the contract for designing the dam was signed last month with a

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Iran wants to expand economic, cultural ties with Afghanistan

Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan Abul Fazl Zohrehvand discussed strengthening economic, scientific and cultural ties with Afghanistan during his visit in Kandahar with provincial officials. He underlined the further expansion of relations with Afghanistan through Iran’s Chabahar port, which will soon

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Afghanistan to further strengthen cooperation with Iran despite the US sanctions

Attaching great importance to Kabul’s ties with Iran, a senior Afghan Foreign Ministry official said in a press conference in Kabul that Afghanistan will continue its relations with the neighboring country despite the US sanctions. Ministry’s Spokesman Janan Mosazai said

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Prices of Bamyan potatoes decline due to imports from Pakistan and Iran

Farmers in Bamyan said potato imports from Iran and Pakistan to Afghan markets have resulted in decline of Bamyan potatoes. “Despite the high yields of potatoes this year in Bamyan, we do not have good sales,” said Rajab Ali, one

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