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Delegates meet in Kabul to list priorities for upcoming RECCA summit agenda

Delegates from RECCA-affiliated countries attended a Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) meeting on Monday in Kabul, hosted by Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), to draw up the blueprint for the upcoming RECCA summit in November 2017. Projects

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Draft agreement on five nation Lapis-Lazuli route signed

The draft agreement on the five nation Lapis-Lazuli agreement was signed on Wednesday between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. The route will provide the shortest  route for Afghanistan to the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The draft agreement

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Afghanistan’s first ‘Silk Road’ train to arrive on Sep 9

The first cargo train from China is set to reach Afghanistan on September 9 after a 15-day journey. The train left China’s eastern city of Nanton on August 25 and headed to Hairaton, a town and a port in the north

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Work on asphalting of Silk Road begins

Asphalting of the remaining seven-kilometer portion of the Silk Road has kicked off. About 180km of the road from Bamyan and Kabul has already been asphalted with financial collaboration from Italy; however, the remaining 7km could not be constructed due

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Afghanistan will continue to enhance ties with China: President Hamid Karzai

Cooperation between Afghanistan and China will continue, said President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday. Speaking highly of China, President Karzai said ties between China and Afghanistan had significance to both countries in the areas of war against terrorism, stability in the

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Afghanistan can contribute to the formation of a new Euro-Asia economic architecture: Karzai

President Hamid Karzai attended the 5th Euro-Asia Economic Forum, which is held in China’s Shaanxi Province under the theme of “Forum concrete Collaboration to Mutual Boom”. Sharing the investment opportunities and potentials of Afghanistan, Karzai emphasized on the strategic location

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Afghanistan must tackle corruption to entice investors

A senior American official, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake, urged the Afghan government to open up its economies to woo foreign-direct investments from the US by ensuring good governance devoid of corruption. As the US

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