Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund opened the Imam Abu Hanifa 2nd National & International Expo & Trade Fair in Kabul and emphasized the importance of such events.
Addressing guests at the event, Baradar noted the significance of expos in showcasing a country’s industrial and agricultural products to the public and said that governments also organize such events in order to facilitate domestic and international marketing efforts.
The Islamic Emirate has initiated a series of expos, both at home and abroad, to introduce Afghanistan’s industrial and agricultural products to the market, a statement read.
At the event, Baradar highlighted that this expo has been organized after the re-establishment of IEA rule, and is the largest one to date. Over 600 industrial and agricultural products are on display.
Baradar also said the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) expressed interest in participating in this expo, which the caretaker government deeply appreciates. Baradar emphasized that the re-establishment of IEA rule has created a secure environment, serving as a strong foundation for investment and mineral extraction throughout the country. As a result, Afghanistan has entered a new phase of recovery, he said.
He also assured Central and South Asian countries that Afghanistan offers a safe transit route for goods and in addition to other infrastructure development projects, the Islamic Emirate has started the process of reconstructing highways – including the key Salang Pass highway and the Kabul-Kandahar highway.
Baradar also spoke about the expansion of domestic businesses and the challenges faced by entrepreneurs.
He mentioned the recent establishment of Chambers of Commerce in Uruzgan and Zabul provinces to facilitate this purpose. Furthermore, he directed the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Investment (ACCI) to promptly establish a chamber in Baghlan province and provide necessary personnel.
Baradar extended an invitation to all Afghan and foreign investors to come and invest in Afghanistan and assured foreign investors that they would receive the same privileges as Afghan investors.
The ACCI, with the support of the government, organized this event in Kabul in the hope of promoting Afghan products, supporting national investors, fostering relationships between national and international businessmen, and engaging citizens.
The expo aims to showcase various domestic products such as agriculture, construction, handicrafts, medical devices, medicines, and other national goods. Notably, alongside domestic industrialists, industrialists from Iran, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Pakistan, and several other countries are also showcasing their products.
According to the office, this expo will run from July 16th to July 22nd.