Afghan officials inaugurated the country’s first air freight company on Saturday at the Kabul airport.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by senior government officials including Nooruddin Azizi, the minister of industry and commerce.
He said the country has faced challenges in this sector but that with the new company, export volume will hopefully increase.
Azizi said a competitive market was necessary to grow the economy and he urged domestic manufacturers to ensure the goods produced were of good quality so as to build trust with customers.
He also said Afghanistan wants balanced trade with neighboring countries including Pakistan and Iran.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Yonus Mohmand, head of the Chamber of Commerce and Investment, said that the country’s trade is stable but called on the government to support the new air cargo company.