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Foundation for Afghanistan’s first grapes & raisins processing factory laid in Parwan

Afghanistan’s first ever grapes and raisins processing factory is soon to be established in the northern province of Parwan. The foundation for the new factory was laid on Friday by Afghanistan’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah. Abdullah highlighted the importance of investment

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When women suffer, a country suffers: CEO Abdullah Abdullah

Afghanistan’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah addressed the first Women Economic Forum on Sunday and said women’s empowerment is vital for the country’s development. He said Afghanistan has a long way to go to successfully achieve economic empowerment of women in the

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India pledges $20.4mn in fresh aid to Afghanistan

The Afghan and Indian governments signed 12 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth  USD 20.4mn on Wednesday in fresh development aid to Afghanistan. The MoUs were signed by the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and a number of the Afghan

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Afghanistan, India sign 92 projects worth $19.24

India and Afghanistan commenced yet another chapter in their development partnership by signing 92 more people-centric projects designed to improve the lives of the hard working and determined citizens across Afghanistan. The Afghan Government has been making concerted efforts to

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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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Participants at the 70th UN General Assembly reaffirmed support to Afghan government

The United States of America, the People’s Republic of China, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan convened a high-level meeting on Afghanistan’s peaceful development and regional cooperation on the margins of the 70th UN General Assembly. Chief Executive of Afghanistan

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NUG determined to boost industrial sector: CEO Abdullah

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said the National Unity Government (NUG) was determined to enhance the industrial parks and encourage traders and investors. Addressing the oath taking ceremony of new minister, CEO Abdullah Abdullah underlined that NUG has to

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Afghani currency picks up after NUG announces cabinet nominees

The value of Afghani currency increased immediately against the US dollar after the National Unity Government (NUG) announced its cabinet nominees. Even after the end of the elections the Afghani currency failed to gain momentum. The delay in formation of

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CEO Abdullah Abdullah stresses on economic reforms

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah held his first economy meeting with the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. Regarding the economy as the second largest challenge, he called for immediate reforms to be made in the economic sector. He assigned several ministers

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India remains committed to Afghanistan’s reconstruction

India’s Vice President Hamid Ansari after attending the inauguration ceremony for the new government held separate meetings with President Dr. Ashraf Ghani and CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. Ansari in his meetings reiterated India’s continued commitment to Afghanistan’s reconstruction which includes

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President Karzai discusses Afghanistan’s economy with presidential runners

President Hamid Karzai chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to confer on Afghanistan’s current economic situation. The meeting was attended by two presidential runners—Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani—first Vice President, Ministers of Finance, Commerce and Industry, Economy and

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Afghan presidential candidate Ghani plans for a robust economy

Addressing a press conference in Istiqlal High School, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai presented his 5 year national economic development policy. He said his main focus would be on agriculture, irrigation, railway system, airports development, elimination of red tape, better investment

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Afghan runoff contenders call for immediate ratification of Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Afghan presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, have emphasized on immediate ratification of Anti-Money Laundering and Prevention of Financing Terrorism laws. Campaigning for the June runoff election, the contenders expressed concerned about Parliament’s delay in passing the laws.

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ACCI chief announces his resignation

Qurban Mohammad Haqjo, Head of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), announces his resignation. According to Khaama Press (KP), the reason behind Haqjo’s resignation is his endorsement of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, who was the leading candidate in

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Economic development a priority for most of the Afghan presidential candidates

Afghan Presidential candidates rolled out their plans on their first campaign day that kicked off on 04 February 2014. Economic development, corruption and women’s rights were the common voice among most of the presidential candidates. The candidates, however, have kept

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Selling of voter cards, a new thriving business among Afghans

As Afghanistan presidential election looms, concerns are sparking over a fraudulent election process. The next election is due to take place on 05 April 2014, when President Hamid Karzai’s term comes to an end. Of the 27 candidates nominated for

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Problems in the document for Tokyo Conference

On the eve of the Tokyo Conference, National Alliance of Afghanistan claimed that the document that will be offered by the Afghan government at the Tokyo Conference is marked with problems and contradictions. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, head of the National

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